Figueroa optioned to Durham with Zobrist return looming
With 2B Ben Zobrist expected to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, the Rays on Thursday sent INF Cole Figueroa to Triple-A Durham.
Figueroa played in seven games, going 3-for-12 including a walkoff double last Friday, in his first stint in the major leagues.
Zobrist has been out since dislocating his left thumb on May 14 in Seattle. He played a rehab game on Wednesday for the Class A Stone Crabs and was scheduled to play again tonight, but the Rays changed plans and have him headed to Boston.