ST. PETERSBURG -- For the second straight day, the Rays made a roster move in order to add a fresh arm to a bullpen that has been used heavily over the last couple of games.
Faria was named a starter prior to the 2018 season, but injuries and some inconsistencies derailed his year. However, he came into Spring Training camp in much better shape and with an added focus to make an impact with the big league team.
Despite a decent showing in Spring Training, finishing with a 4.15 ERA in four appearances, Faria was optioned to Triple-A Durham with two weeks left in camp in order to be stretched out as a starter.
In three starts in Durham, Faria went 1-0 with a 6.35 ERA. The 25-year-old struck out 17 and walked eight over 11 1/3 innings.