Rays activate Bourjos, send Faria to Durham

June 8th, 2017

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays activated outfielder from the disabled list prior to Thursday's series finale against the White Sox. He appeared in the lineup, batting ninth and playing left field.

In a corresponding move, the team sent pitcher back to Triple-A Durham a night after winning his Major League debut.

Bourjos went on the DL on May 29 with a right elbow injury described by the team as tennis elbow. He played in three rehab games with Class A Advanced Charlotte this week before he was activated in the series finale against the White Sox.

"He hit a home run the other night [and] had a day off yesterday," manager Kevin Cash said. "We're excited to have him back against a lefty in [Derek] Holland tonight."

Faria pitched 6 1/3 innings, and allowed one run while striking out five to get the win Wednesday.

Worth noting

• Brad Miller had an MRI Thursday after going on the DL a day earlier. Cash said most of the MRI came back negative, but "they saw a little strain in the hip area that he has said was bothering him." There is no timetable on his return as of this moment.

• 's slow progress toward a return from heel surgery is a point of concern for the team. "His only setback was when he fouled the ball off his toe," Cash said. "He's just not feeling right for whatever reason, I don't think anybody can pinpoint it."