Rays shuffle staff again, send down Casey Sadler and call up Jake Faria

Need for a fresh arm in bullpen leads to another move, and the return of Faria
Jake Faria got off to a good start in spring training. [Times photo 2019]
Jake Faria got off to a good start in spring training. [Times photo 2019]
Published April 20

ST. PETERSBURG - The need to have a fresh reliever capable of working multiple innings led the Rays to shuffle their pitching staff again Saturday.

Casey Sadler, whose call-up and 15 1/2 drive to the Trop towing a camper made for a good story on Friday, was optioned back to Durham and Jake Faria was called up.

Faria got off to an impressive start in spring training in hopes to make it back to the majors and make up for a poor 2018, but the Rays sent him down to get consistent work. In three starts at Triple-A, he is 1-0, 6.35, allowing 15 hits and eight walks in 11 1/3 innings while striking out 17.

Sadler worked two quick innings on Friday, but would not have been of any help today.

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