Last night, Matt Duffy and Jose De Leon played with the Charlotte Stone Crabs as they work their way back from their respective injuries.
Matt Duffy played the second game of his rehab assignment and collected a hit (a bloop single) in three at-bats. He has two hits in six at-bats thus far during his rehab assignment. He has played at short stop during both games with the Stone Crabs and has made two successful plays on the two balls hit his way.
#Rays Matt Duffy went 1-for-3 today. Says he started the day feeling well, ended a little sore. Overall good day in his opinion. pic.twitter.com/nqywTRW5GG— Bryan Levine (@Bryan_Levine) May 12, 2017
Jose De Leon made his organization debut last night, reaching his pitch limit of 60 pitches with one out in the fourth inning. According to reports, he was undone by sloppy defense, but he had the strikeout pitches working as he racked up seven strikeouts over his short outing. He also allowed two runs on five hits and didn’t walk anyone.
#Rays De Leon: 3.1IP, 5H, 2R, 7K, 0BB. Video on 1st-game jitters, feeling stronger as game went on. @RaysBaseball @TBTimes_Rays @neilsolondz pic.twitter.com/9CbMjKr3IF— Bryan Levine (@Bryan_Levine) May 12, 2017
Former top prospect, Ryan Brett, is also playing a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Stone Crabs. He is six games into the assignment and thus far is hitting .280/.333/.480. Ryan Brett missed all of the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. At the height of his prospect status, he was ranked as the Rays 7th best prospect following the 2014 season. He made his MLB debut in 2015, but quickly got hurt and hasn’t reached the majors since.