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Rays option Shaffer, recall Sturdevant

August 25, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays optioned infielder Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday night's 4-3, 11-inning win over the Red Sox.In a corresponding move, the Rays recalled right-hander Tyler Sturdevant from Durham.Shaffer, the club's No. 20 prospect, was hitting .286 (2-for-7) in five games for the Rays. Sturdevant is

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays optioned infielder Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday night's 4-3, 11-inning win over the Red Sox.
In a corresponding move, the Rays recalled right-hander Tyler Sturdevant from Durham.
Shaffer, the club's No. 20 prospect, was hitting .286 (2-for-7) in five games for the Rays. Sturdevant is 0-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 15 games for the Rays this year.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.