Jeremy Hellickson activated from DL, will start Tuesday

Jeremy Hellickson throws batting practice before the start of the May 22 game against the Oakland A's at Tropicana Field.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jeremy Hellickson throws batting practice before the start of the May 22 game against the Oakland A's at Tropicana Field.

RHP Jeremy Hellickson has been activated off the disabled list and will rejoin the rotation Tuesday, replacing LHP Erik Bedard.

Hellickson made six rehab starts in working his way back from January elbow surgery, and his 30-day rehab assignment expired Sunday. The Rays could have optioned him to the minors if they felt he needed more work, but decided, as Maddon said, he was "ready to go.''

Bedard, who was scheduled to start Tuesday after lasting only two innings in his last outing, will head to the bullpen as the Rays will carry an extra pitcher, with INF Vince Belnome optioned to Triple-A Durham after Sunday's game.

 

[Last modified: Monday, July 7, 2014 10:07am]

    

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