The Tampa Bay Rays placed seldom-used OF Justin Ruggiano on the DL today with left knee bursitis and recalled SS Reid Brignac from Triple-A Durham.
Ruggiano has played sparingly since the July 23 promotion of Desmond Jennings, though, interestingly, manager Joe Maddon said he was a candidate to start Tuesday's game. Instead he will be on the DL for 15 days.
Brignac was demoted when Jennings was promoted, having hit .193 and lost his job as the every day replacement for traded Jason Bartlett. In 11 games at Durham, Brignac hit .231, though he did have more walks, 7, than strikeouts, 6.