Rays v Indians: Niemann To DL, Gomes Up

The Rays placed pitcher Jeff Niemann on the 15-day disabled list Friday afternoon with right shoulder soreness and recalled pitcher Brandon Gomes from Triple A Durham.

Niemann said he had been pitching through some soreness during spring training but it became worse this week as he tried to get his arm adjusted to pitching out of the bullpen.

Niemann lost the competition to Roberto Hernandez for the final spot in the rotation and was expected to serve as the long man in the rotation.

Source: Roger Mooney, TBO.com