Rays bring back Reyes, designate Dohmann
The Rays started the day with a roster move Wednesday, as RHP Al Reyes was activated from the disabled list and RHP Scott Dohmann was designated for assignment to make room.
Dohmann was 2-0 but had a 6.14 ERA after four straight rough outings. In his first eight appearances he had a 2.38 ERA. Reyes has been out since April 16, first with what was described as a shoulder impingement, then with biceps tendinitis. He has pitched in seven games with a 1-2 record and 9.00 ERA.
The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or pass Dohmann through waivers in an effort to keep him at Triple-A Durham. If he clears waivers he would have the right to refuse the assignment and become a free agent.
He said he would to see what happened. "I know they'd love to keep me and I'd love to stay,'' Dohmann said. "But I have to go through waivers and we all know how that process works.''
Dohmann said he felt he pitched well enough to stay.
"No doubt,'' he said. "I'm totally comfortable here both chemistry wise and performance wise. Take away my last three games which were rough, but in the grand scheme of things the way I pitched for them I'm very pleased with it, from last year into this year.''