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Kiermaier Stays With Rays, Brandon Gomes Sent To Durham

Rays Send Brandon Gomes To Triple-A Durham Bulls

The Tampa Bay Rays have decided to keep the electrifying Kevin Kiermaier [1] on the roster when they open their series against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday evening.

To make room for him on the roster they have optioned reliever Brandon Gomes [2] to their Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls.

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Over his first 11 appearances he pitched to a 2.31 ERA (3ER/11.2IP) and held the opposition to a .209 (9×43) batting average against including one home run.

Over his last nine appearances he has pitched to a 7.84 ERA (9ER/10.1IP) and the opposition is batting .346 (14×43) against him and blasting¬†four home runs.

With Alex Cobb [4] scheduled to return to the team on Thursday afternoon Cesar Ramos [5] should be available in the bullpen. Especially since he only threw 35 pitches on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels.