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The 23-year-old Archer carries a 4.81 ERA in 14 starts with Triple-A Durham, but the Rays aren't too worried about how one of their top prospects will handle the moment on the hill.
But in the batter's box? That's another story. Archer says he hasn't had an at-bat since 2010, meaning condolences were in order for the poor timing:
How cruel is it that Chris Archer has to face Stephen Strasburg in his major league debut? Grand mal cruel.— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) June 19, 2012