Heading into the weekend series with the Cleveland Indians, the Tampa Bay Rays rotation continues to evolve and take on a new look. Chris Archer will be called up to take the place of Alex Cobb who is suffering from a crack along the edge of his fingernail on his middle finger.
Meanwhile, Archer will be the third starter over a six-game stretch that has been promoted from Triple-A Durham following Jake Odorizzi and Colome.
“It’s unusual how this has all broke for us, but then again, how unusual is it that you’re able to cover it so well and feel good about it,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said.
Archer as a 5-3 record with a 3.96 ERA in 10 starts for Durham. In the event that Cobb is unable to go on Tuesday after having Monday off Roberto Hernandez would get the start.