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Rays place David Price on the disabled list

May 16, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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David Price has been placed on the disabled list after leaving yesterday’s start with a strained triceps.

To take his spot on the roster the Rays called up left-lander Alex Torres, who’s spent most of the past three seasons at Triple-A throwing 253 innings with a 4.13 ERA and 296/160 K/BB ratio. Torres has big-time stuff and racks up tons of strikeouts, but shaky control has kept him from emerging as a better prospect and he’s already 25 years old.

Price has struggled all season, following up his Cy Young-winning campaign with a 5.24 ERA, but for now at least the Rays seem confident that he’ll only miss 2-3 starts.

  1. hittfamily - May 16, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Torres is a bit of a surprise. I figured Archer, and possibly Odorizzi. Torres is the last hope to get any production out of the Kazmir trade,as Sean Rod has flamed out and is a likely non tender candidate this off season.

    • zachz55 - May 16, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Odorizzi’s next scheduled start is slated for Price’s next scheduled start. Expect for a Torres/Odorizzi swap come Sunday.

      • indaburg - May 16, 2013 at 5:07 PM

        Thanks, good info, zach.

  2. zachz55 - May 16, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    I really hope DP can shake whatever rust he has during this resting period. In the mean time, let’s see what Odorizzi can do.

  3. chill1184 - May 16, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Providing that its just the triceps, Price and the Rays dodged a bullet there. I do hope he gets back to Cy Young form when he returns.

  4. sandrafluke2012 - May 16, 2013 at 5:15 PM

    Torres is awesome. Lookout if he can get control

  5. moogro - May 16, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    His tricepts may be hurt, and that hurts the Rays, excep they have depth at pitching.

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