Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Glover back, Birkins down
Posted May 11, 2008 by Marc Lancaster
Updated May 11, 2008 at 05:17 PM
Following the game, the Rays activated Gary Glover off the 15-day DL and optioned Kurt Birkins back to Durham.
Birkins technically has been sent back once already this season, though that ended up being just a paper transaction. Once he got healthy after a spring bout with elbow neuritis, the Rays filed the paperwork to option him to Triple-A, then called him late on the night before he was supposed to drive to Durham and told him to fly to Minneapolis instead. He replaced Al Reyes when the veteran went on the DL and pitched well, allowing one run and five hits in 10 innings for a 0.90 ERA.
Another move may be coming tomorrow if Ben Zobrist is deemed ready. If he is, Andy Cannizaro would be the obvious choice to head back to Durham.