Rays designate Russell for assignment, put Cruz on DL; recall Cobb and Torres
The Rays designated RHP Adam Russell for assignment and put RHP Juan Cruz on the DL today with a right groin strain, and recalled both RHP Alex Cobb and LHP Alex Torres.
Russell gave up the winning run in the 16-inning Sunday/Monday marathon, and has a 1-2 record and 3.03 ERA. He is out of options, and the Rays have 10 days to trade, release or pass him through waivers. Cruz is 4-0 with a 3.44 ERA.
Cobb was set to be recalled since he is starting tonight. Torres, called up for the first time, will provide depth to the worn-out bullpen.