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Faria recalled to add fresh arm to bullpen

Sadler optioned to Triple-A Durham in corresponding move
@juanctoribio
April 20, 2019

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. Looking for a pitcher that could give them length if needed, the Rays called up

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.

Looking for a pitcher that could give them length if needed, the Rays called up right-hander Jake Faria prior to Saturday’s game and optioned righty Casey Sadler, who was called up Friday and pitched two scoreless innings against the Red Sox in the series-opening loss.

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.

Juan Toribio covers the Rays for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @juanctoribio.