Guyer put on DL, Colome called up
The Rays have placed outfielder Brandon Guyer on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left thumb, suffered while attempting a diving catch in Sunday's game. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined.
RHP Alex Colome has been reinstated from his 50-game drug suspension and joined team in Toronto, where he will work out of the bullpen. Colome said he was very surprised and grateful to get the opportunity so soon after his suspension was over, and is comfortable working out of the pen. He said he still doesn't know what he took to trigger the positive test.
"I made a big mistake," Colome said through bench coach Dave Martinez. "I want to apologize to my teammates, the organization, to everybody that's been by my side. I want to put it behind me and do the best to help us win."
Colome made three starts this season for Class-A Charlotte on the rehab assignment, working 11 innings (two earned runs, 10 strikeouts, five walks), and said he's had experience in the bullpen in the Dominican.
"It doesn't bother me at all," he said.
Guyer suffered the injury diving for an attempted catch a double by Red Sox OF Grady Sizemore. It's another example of bad luck for Guyer, who has been plagued by untimely injuries since getting acquired from the Rays in the Jan 2011 Matt Garza said.
Guyer had come off a strong weekend, including a three-hit performance Saturday and game-tying double, picking up hits in six of his last 10 at bats.