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Boxberger joins Rays from Triple-A Durham

BALTIMORE -- The Rays recalled right-hander Brad Boxberger on Monday. Boxberger takes the place of left-hander Jeff Beliveau, who was optioned to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's 12-4 loss to Cincinnati.

"Found out yesterday," Boxberger said. "Flew in about [2 p.m. ET Monday], so a little bit of a whirlwind, but nothing I'm not used to."

The Rays have made five roster moves during the current road trip, four of which involved Beliveau, and two which placed a starting pitcher (Matt Moore and Alex Cobb) on the disabled list.

"It's kind of like with every team, things happen, people move every which way, but it's good to be here now to try and help the team," Boxberger said.

Boxberger was 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA and a save in six appearances at Durham. Among the things standing out from his seven innings pitched this season is the fact he has struck out 11.

"Really no secret, I just go out there and try to attack hitters and see what happens," Boxberger explained.

Rays manager Joe Maddon was pleased to have Boxberger on the roster.

"Boxy's here, really good to have him," Maddon said. "Had a great camp. Really like his stuff. He gets righties and lefties out."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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