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Ruggiano to DL, Brignac back



The Rays place seldom used OF Justin Ruggiano on the DL today with left knee bursitis and recalled SS Reid Brignac from Triple-A Durham.

Ruggiano has played sparingly since the July 23 promotion of Desmond Jennings, though, interestlingly, manager Joe Maddon said he was a candidate to start Tuesday's game. Instead he will be on the DL for 15 days. Ruggiano hit .255 in 38 games but started only once since July 22.

Brignac was demoted when Jennings was promoted, having hit .193 and lost his job as the every day replacement for traded Jason Bartlett. In 11 games at Durham, Brignac hit .231, though he did have more walks, 7, than strikeouts, 6.


[Last modified: Friday, September 9, 2011 12:15am]


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