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Rays report: Vidal Brujan called up, Calvin Faucher sent down

The switch-hitting infielder/outfielder is in the lineup tonight vs. Angels lefty Reid Detmers.
With Manuel Margot limited if not unavailable, the Rays called up Vidal Brujan, who will start tonight in right field.
With Manuel Margot limited if not unavailable, the Rays called up Vidal Brujan, who will start tonight in right field. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published May 10|Updated May 11

ANAHEIM, Calif. — With Manuel Margot limited if not unavailable, the Rays opted for some position-player depth in calling up infielder/outfielder Vidal Brujan from Triple-A.

Margot left Monday’s game with right hamstring tightness, and while he and the Rays seemed confident he wouldn’t miss much time and didn’t need to go on the injured list, he is not in Tuesday’s lineup.

Cash said before Tuesday’s game they remain “optimistic and hopeful” Margot won’t be out long, though he admitted it was more being hopeful. Cash said Margot could he used off bench tonight or Wednesday but the best plan is allow him to rest through Thursday’s off day.

With the Rays facing Angels lefty Reid Detmers, Brujan is starting in right field.

Calvin Faucher had a rough indoctrination to the majors on Monday, taking over with the Rays trailing 6-3 in the seventh and quickly turning it into an 11-3 deficit. He loaded the bases by allowing a single, a walk and a single, forced in one run by walking Mike Trout and then allowed the first career grand slam to Shohei Ohtani.

Of some historical note, Faucher became the third pitcher making his big-league debut to give up a grand slam to a reigning league MVP, joining Philadelphia’s Zach Eflin (June 14, 2016, to Toronto’s Josh Donaldson) and St. Louis’ Walter Brown (May 16, 1947, Boston’s Ted Williams).

Here is the Rays’ lineup:

And for the Angels, with catcher Max Stassi placed on the injured list:

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