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2084750 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2011-05-06 14:27:24.0 UTC 2011-05-06T10:27:24.000-04:00 content/now-official-guyer-called-niemann-dl published 2011-06-05 04:15:20.0 UTC 2011-06-05T00:15:20.000-04:00 drupal 28601 UPDATE, 11:43: Rays make it official - Guyer called up to make major-league debut, Niemann on 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Guyer is already in Baltimore. DEVELOPING: OF Brandon Guyer is being called up has been called up to take RHP Jeff Niemann's roster spot, though the Rays won't make an official announcement until this afternoon. Guyer, who was acquired from the Cubs in the Matt Garza trade, was informed after Thursday's game, according to the Durham Herald-Sun. He is hitting .356 with 6 homers and 18 RBIs and has a .412 on-base percentage. By calling up Guyer, the Rays add some depth as CF B.J. Upton is likely facing a suspension for his Wednesday ejection. Plus, LF Sam Fuld has been in an extended skid (2-for-35), his average down to .261, from .350. “Everyone who plays this game, that is the ultimate dream,” Guyer told the Herald-Sun. “I can’t really explain it. I’m just really excited right now. I’ll try to make the most of the opportunity and we’ll see what happens.” Guyer would seem likely to have a short stay, as the Rays will at some point move RHP Andy Sonnanstine into Niemann's spot in the rotation and add a reliever. Niemann was to pitch Tuesday, but with an off-day on Monday they could move the other starters up and wait as late as May 14 before needing a 5th starter. Niemann will be placed on the DL with a lower back strain. Marc Topkin rays Brandon Guyer Now official: OF Guyer called up, Niemann on DL templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/rays/2011/05/06/28601-now-official-guyer-called-niemann-dl BlogArticle 2012-11-11 02:58:10.0 UTC 2012-11-10T21:58:10.000-05:00 UPDATE, 11:43: Rays make it official -  Guyer called up to make major-league debut, Niemann on 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Guyer is already in Baltimore.Brandon GuyerBrandon GuyerMarc Topkin 380332 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 marc-topkin published 2013-02-18 17:30:43.0 UTC 2013-02-18T12:30:43.000-05:00 Marc Topkin <p>Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the <i>Times</i> since 1987 &mdash; from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.</p> Times Staff Writer writers DTI 33745506 Marc Topkin has covered baseball for the Times since 1987 — from the lengthy effort to secure a team, to the awarding of the Tampa Bay franchise in 1995, and through each of the Rays seasons starting in 1998. He has traveled throughout the United States with the team, as well as to Canada, Venezuela, Mexico and Japan, and has covered All-Star Games and the World Series, as well as Super Bowls and the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. <p>Phone: (727) 893-8801</p> <p>Email: <a href="mailto:topkin@tampabay.com">topkin@tampabay.com</a></p> <p>Blog: <a href="http://blogs.tampabay.com/rays/">The Heater</a></p> <p>Twitter: @TBTimes_Rays</p> <div style="position: absolute; left: -40px; top: -25px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;" data-mce-bogus="1" class="mcePaste" id="_mcePaste"></div> 1 /resources/images/bio-photo/2012/topkin.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/AuthorProfile/data/33745506-marc-topkin AuthorProfile 2012-10-25 12:36:06.0 UTC 2012-10-25T08:36:06.000-04:00 2280367 2016-06-05 16:46:43.0 UTC 3 Months Ago rays-place-brandon-guyer-on-dl-with-hamstring-strain-recall-nick-franklin rays Rays place Brandon Guyer on DL with hamstring strain, recall Nick Franklin BlogArticle 2283491 2016-06-29 03:20:26.0 UTC 2 Months Ago rays-to-activate-brandon-guyer-dfa-jaff-decker rays Rays to activate Brandon Guyer, DFA Jaff Decker BlogArticle 2276386 2016-05-07 22:21:54.0 UTC 4 Months Ago for-starters-rays-at-angels-with-guyer-and-pearce-on-bench rays For starters: Rays at Angels, with Guyer and Pearce on bench BlogArticle <p><strong>UPDATE, 11:43:</strong> Rays make it official -&nbsp; Guyer called up to make major-league debut, Niemann on 15-day DL with a lower back strain. Guyer is already in Baltimore.</p> <p><strong>DEVELOPING</strong>:&nbsp;OF&nbsp;Brandon Guyer is being called&nbsp;up <strike> has been called up </strike> to take RHP&nbsp;Jeff Niemann's roster spot, though the Rays won't make an official announcement until this afternoon.</p> <p>Guyer, who was acquired from the Cubs in the Matt Garza trade, was informed after Thursday's game, according to the <a href="http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/13150177/article-Good-to-be-back-for-Bulls?instance=homefifthleft">Durham Herald-Sun</a>. He is hitting .356 with 6 homers and 18 RBIs and has a .412 on-base percentage.</p> <p>By calling up Guyer, the Rays add some depth as&nbsp;CF&nbsp;B.J. Upton is likely facing a suspension&nbsp;for his Wednesday ejection. Plus, LF&nbsp;Sam Fuld has been in an extended skid (2-for-35), his average down to .261, from .350.</p> <p>“Everyone who plays this game, that is the ultimate dream,” Guyer told the Herald-Sun. “I can’t really explain it. I’m just really excited right now. I’ll try to make the most of the opportunity and we’ll see what happens.”</p> <p>Guyer would seem likely to have a short stay, as the Rays will at some point move RHP&nbsp;Andy Sonnanstine into Niemann's spot in the rotation and add a reliever. Niemann was to pitch Tuesday, but with an off-day on Monday they could move the other starters up and wait as late as May 14 before needing a 5th starter.</p> <p>&nbsp;Niemann will be placed on the DL&nbsp;with a lower back strain.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:55:06