The Frankenpen received a shake up today as the Rays designated reliever Adam Russell for assignment. Russell, 1-2 with a 3.03 ERA, notably gave up the winning run in last nights 16 inning marathon against They Who Shall Not Be Named. Russell is out of options and the Rays have 10 days to release, trade, or pass him along on waivers. The Rays also put RHP Juan Cruz, 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA, on the DL with a right groin strain.
In turn, LHP Alex Torres, 6-6 with a 3.23 ERA, was called up from AAA Durham to add some depth to the very worn out Rays bullpen.