The Tampa Bay Rays have called up pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham to join the bullpen for tonight's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jeff Niemann, who suffered a fracture on his right leg Monday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Lueke started the season with the Rays and struggled. He hasn't done much better since at Durham: 0-2, 8.10 in 11 games, allowing 19 hits and seven walks in 13 1/3 innings, with hitters averaging .339.
Brandon Gomes was another option, but the Rays apparently chose Lueke, who last pitched Saturday.