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Rotation remade with Howell, Sonnanstine

The Rays announced after Friday's game that LHP J.P. Howell and RHP Andy Sonnanstine were being called up to replace struggling starters LHP Casey Fossum and RHP Jae Seo. Howell will start Sunday, Sonnanstine on Tuesday. Fossum was moved to the bullpen while Seo was designated for assignment. Also, RHP Jae Kuk-Ryu was optioned to Triple-A, where he will be a starter.

The Rays annouced before the game that Fossum has been moved to the bullpen, and said they will have more to say on other moves after the game. They are expected to call up Andy Sonnanstine and J.P. Howell to join the rotation and likely will dump Jae Seo. Friday's lineup: Dukes, cf Upton, 2b Crawford, lf Norton, dh Pena, 1b Young, rf Iwamura, 3b Riggans, c Harris, ss

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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