Ryne Stanek made his Double-A debut for the Montgomery Biscuits and Justin O'Conner continues to improve with the bat.
Willy Adames and Jacob Faria continue to have success with the Rays High-A affiliate Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Johnny Field hit home run number seven, Blake Snell named pitcher of the week, and Ryne Stanek and Juniel Querecuto earned promotions.
Richie Shaffer was promoted to the Durham Bulls and in his Triple-A debut went 4-for-5 with a pair of homers, a double, and drove in three runs.
The Tampa Bay Rays continue to work through their injury problems but the good news is that several players are getting closer to either returning to action with the Rays or being fully healthy if needed with the Durham
Tampa Bay Rays prospect and Blake Snell had his consecutive scoreless innings streaked snapped at 49 innings (more here). After giving up a first inning run he went on to start a new streak holding the Tennessee Smokies scoreless over
The Tampa Bay Rays bullpen is gassed and after Friday's win over the Oakland Athletics they optioned Tim Beckham to Durham and called up Enny Romero.
Tampa Bay Rays had a very average night on their farm as the Durham Bulls and Charlotte Stone Crabs each won while the Montgomery Biscuits and Bowling Green Hot Rods were on the wrong side of the ledger. The
Jacob Faria spent the 2 seasons in short season Princeton. The time was well spent as he's off to a great start with the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
Grant Balfour continues to pitch well for the Durham Bulls. He may not resurface with the Rays but he could find his way back to a MLB roster soon.