Pat Burrell To Be Activated From DL Tomorrow; Matt Joyce To Durham

To make room for Pat Burrell on the roster the Rays will option OF Matt Joyce back to AAA Durham(h/t @tborays).  Joyce was hitting .188/.270/.500 in 32Ab's this season.  Joyce got off to a hot start after being recalled in late May, but had gone hitless in his last six games, going 0-15 over that span. 

Joyce will get th play every day at AAA while the Rays figure out how to juggle the playing time of several players, namely Ben Zobrist and Willy Aybar.  With SS Jason Bartlett coming back soon it will be interesting to see how the 2B situation pans out.  Will Ben Zobrist and Willy Aybar split time?  Will Aybar start the majority of time at 2B while Zobrist gets the bulk of playing time in RF against LHP?  Will Gabe Kapler be sent packing?  I'm not sure.

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