Navarro optioned to Durham, OF Matt Joyce recalled
With LF Carl Crawford suffering from soreness in his throwing shoulder, the Rays recalled OF Matt Joyce to give them some more depth.
And C Dioner Navarro became the odd man out, getting optioned to Durham.
Manager Joe Maddon said it was a tough decision, and especially tough to give the news to Navarro, an All Star in 2008 who has struggled since.
Navarro declined comment.
While Crawford said he should be just day to day, Joyce gives them options in outfield and as a left-handed DH, having hit well in Durham.
-- JOE SMITH, Times Staff Writer