As first reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times Jake Odorizzi will make his Tampa Bay Rays debut starting against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday. The move won’t be made official until Sunday.
Alex Torres who pitched four hitless shutout innings for Tampa Bay against Baltimore On Saturday will likely head back to Durham.
Odorizzi is replacing David Price who went on the disabled list with a strained biceps earlier this week.
Odorizzi, a 23-year-old right-hander, is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A Durham was part of the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for uber prospect Wil Myers.
Fantasy Play: There are better places to get your first start with your new team that in Toronto. The best play here would be to watch closely before jumping on board.
#Rays make it official – Odorizzi to start Monday. Corresponding move to be announced Sunday
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) May 18, 2013