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Tampa Bay Rays activate Chris Archer, option Andrew Kittredge

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Chris Archer is back!

Tampa Bay Rays v Seattle Mariners Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated right-handed pitcher, Chris Archer, from the 10-day disabled list and have optioned right-handed pitcher, Andrew Kittredge, to Triple-A Durham.

Archer went on the disabled list on June 5th with a left abdominal strain. He made one rehab start with the Charlotte Stone Crabs, racking up four nearly perfect innings as his only blemish on the night was a walk, meanwhile, he tallied seven strikeouts.

Overall in 2018, Archer has made 13 starts for the Rays and has accumulated a 4.24 ERA and a 3.80 FIP. Before going on the disabled list, Archer had started a decent four game run for the Rays where he surrendered just three runs over 23 23 innings pitched. His last outing in the majors came on June 2nd in Seattle, when he held the Mariners to two runs on seven hits, while he walked two and struck out six over five innings pitched.

Andrew Kittredge heads back down to Durham after being promoted last Wednesday. He only pitched in one game for the Rays, yesterday afternoon, when he delivered two scoreless innings against the Mets.

Chris Archer will start tonight’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers, but will be limited to 75 pitches.