The Rays have placed OF Wil Myers on the 15-day DL, after incurring a sprained wrist in a collision with Desmond Jennings in Friday night’s game. In turn, Tampa Bay has activated 1B/OF Jerry Sands from the Durham Bulls. INF Tim Beckham was moved to the 60-day DL in order to make room for Sands on the 40-man roster. This promises to a be crazy day for Sands, who hasn’t arrived yet, but is batting cleanup for the Rays at Fenway.
Sands, claimed off waivers from the Pirates in December, slashed .268 BA/.432 OBP/.646 SLG/1.078 OPS with nine homers and 36 RBI with the Bulls this season. In 70 big-league games with the Dodgers (between 2011 and 2012) Sands hit .244 with four home runs and 27 RBI.
Rays 6/1/14 Lineup