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Jeremy Hellickson’s second rehab start didn’t go very well

Jun 13, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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Jeremy Hellickson is scheduled to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Rays’ rotation on June 27, but the right-hander’s second minor-league rehab start was sort of a mess yesterday.

Hellickson, who’s coming back from arthroscopic elbow surgery in February, lasted just 2.1 innings while allowing four runs on six hits at Triple-A. He threw just 55 pitches, so regardless of the quality of his performance the Rays may decide he needs more than one additional start before being fully stretched out.

Hellickson won the Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and followed that up with a similarly strong 2012 season, but last year he posted a 5.17 ERA in 174 innings while opponents slugged .450 off him.

  1. pjmitch - Jun 13, 2014 at 11:53 AM

    Man, it was going so well up to this point. Hang in there and best of luck Hell Boy.

  2. raysfan1 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    No reason to rush him back. Let him get all the rehab work he needs. At this point everyone healthy for 2015 is the only real goal.

  3. raysfan1 - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    In other Rays’ news. Josh Lueke cleared waivers (no surprise there) and was out righted to AAA Durham. So while he’s no longer on the Rays’ roster, he is still in their employ. I was really hoping he’d be released.

    • indaburg - Jun 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM

      I was really hoping he would be released too.

  4. connormyboy - Jun 13, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    should fit right in with this years Rays team

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