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Goodbye to Glover



The Rays reinstated RHP Gary Glover from the disabled list on Monday and then designated him for assignment.

Glover had been sidelined since before the All-Star break with a left calf strain, as the Rays used his roster spot to activate Troy Percival. But with Glover recovered, the Rays had no room, opting to instead keep RHP Jason Hammel.

Glover has struggled much of the season, with a 1-2 record, 5.82 ERA and .300 opponents batting average. In 34 innings, he allowed 61 baserunners. He is making $1.075-million.

Because Glover is out of options, the Rays can't send him directly to the majors. The Rays now have 10 days to trade, release or pass him through waivers, which would allows them to send him to Triple-A.

The Jays also changed their rotation, planning to start rookie righthander Scott Richmond on Wednesday instead of lefty John Parrish, which has to be considered a good thing for the Rays since they have struggled so much against lefties.

As for tonight's game here in Toronto, the Rays have Cliff Floyd back from his brief paternity leave and what, for now, passes as their regular lineup:

Iwamura, 2b
Upton, cf
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Pena, 1b
Floyd, dh
Navarro, c
Hinske, rf
Bartlett, ss
Shields, p

Inglett, 2b
Scutaro, ss
Rios, cf
Overbay, 1b
Barajas, c
Stairs, dh
Rolen, 3b
Lind, lf
Wilkerson, rf
Burnett, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:37am]


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