We cannot confirm this rumor yet, but sources (site member sstamour) have told us that Durham Bulls outfielder, Justin Ruggiano, is on a plane heading to Tampa Bay to replace Gabe Kapler. There is no report as to the reason for the move, be it injury or DFA.
Kapler, with a ,270wOBA, is not having his best season. He's a personal favorite of a number of Rays' fans due to his personality on and off the field. If Kapler is indeed cut, we wish him all the best.
Justin Ruggiano is currently hitting .291/.380/.406 in Durham. He's had previous experience with the big league club in 2007 and 2008, compiling 96 at bats.
We'll update you with you as information becomes available.
Update: Kapler to 15 day DL with hip flexor.
#Rays move: Gabe Kapler 15-day DL right hip flexor strain. Justin Ruggiano on his way from Durham