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Conrad sent down; Lueke promoted



UPDATE, 8:47: Lueke is indeed the selection, and is en route. He was 1-3, 4.73 for the Bulls. Maddon said they needed the bullpen help, but could bring up another position player in a day or two. Reid Brignac and Will Rhymes would be two possibilities.

BREAKING: The Rays did make a roster move on Tuesday, optioning INF Brooks Conrad to Triple-A Durham.

The corresponding move will be annouced before tonight's game. Given that the Rays used all seven members of their bullpen in Monday's 15-inning inning marathon, it most make the most sense to bring up a reliever.

Cesar Ramos started tonight for Durham. The other possibilities include Dane De La Rosa, Brandon Gomes or Josh Lueke. And since De La Rosa pitched 2 1/3 innings and Gomes 2 innings last night, Lueke would seem the choice.

Conrad can't be brought back to the majors for 10 days, unless there is an injury, so another position player could be added soon.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:39am]


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