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Riggans, Salas promoted



The Devil Rays have called up two more potential pieces of their future, promoting catcher Shawn Riggans and reliever Juan Salas from Triple-A Durham.

Riggans, 26, hit .293 with 11 homers and 54 RBIs at

Durham and was

named the best defensive catcher in the International League by Baseball



Salas, 29, pitched in 50 games between Double-A Montgomery and


and did very well, going 4-1 with 17 saves and a 0.71 ERA. He allowed only five earned runs (and 28 hits) in 63 1/3 innings while striking out 85.

Both will join the Rays for Tuesday's game against Minnesota.


[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:30am]


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