The Tampa Bay Rays are placing Jacob Faria on the disabled list with a left abdominal strain as part of many announcements the team made this morning.
Kevin Cash also set the rotation for the Toronto Blue Jays series with Chris Archer starting Tuesday, Austin Pruitt on Wednesday, and Alex Cobb will return from the disabled list to make the start on Thursday. With the off day on Monday this will be normal rest for Archer and Pruitt.
The Rays claimed Cesar Puello from the Los Angeles Angels to take Faria’s vacated roster spot. Puello is a 26 year old corner outfielder that bats right handed. Puello had a solid year in the Pacific Coast League split between the Texas Rangers AAA and Angels AAA affiliates. This year he hit .327/.377/.526. He has a history of hitting left handed pitchers well in the minors. This year his split has been neutral though. Puello has four major league plate appearances and has one single, one strikeout, and has stolen two bases. Puello made one appearance on Baseball America’s top 100 list after the 2010 season coming in at #77 while playing in the New York Mets system. He is out of options.