According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times the Rays have placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list with a lat strain and have recalled reliever Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham.

Lueke is off to a very encouraging start with the Bulls appearing in 14 games (19 IP) with an ERA of 0.95 striking out 29 batters while only issuing 4 non-intentional walks and held hitters to a .176 batting average. He worked 2.1 innings in last nights Bulls  game throwing 31 pitches so it is doubtful that he will available tonight.

The Rays acquired Lueke from the Seattle Mariners in November 2011 for catcher John Jaso and in 3 games (3.1 IP) with the Rays in 2012 he allowed 7R/ER on 9 hits striking out 2 and walking 3.

 

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