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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Ruggiano, Guyer to rejoin the Rays on Thursday
Posted Aug 31, 2011 by Roger Mooney
Updated Aug 31, 2011 at 04:26 PM
ARLINGTON, Tx The Rays will expand the roster by at least two Thursday when they activate outfielder Justin Ruggiano from the disabled list and recall outfielder Brandon Guyer from Triple A Durham.
Manager Joe Maddon said they would add up to three players Thursday when the rosters expand to 40, so the Rays could bring up another player. Maddon is hoping for catcher Jose Lobaton, but Lobaton is currently rehabbing a sprained left knee at Durham and is not expected to be ready for major league duty until Sunday at the earliest.
Ruggiano went on the disabled Aug. 10 with left knee bursitis.
This will be Guyer’s third stint with the Rays. He homered in his very first at-bat against the Orioles in May and hasn’t had a hit since.