TORONTO – C Ali Solis was recalled from Triple A Durham this afternoon and will take the roster spot vacated Monday when OF Brandon Guyer was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb fracture.
To make room on the 40-man roster, LHP Matt Moore was transferred to the 60-man DL.
C Ryan Hanigan said he suffered a setback with his hamstring injury Monday night. He’s hoping to rest it for a few days to get it healthy – a path he tried after he injured it in Anaheim on the last road trip.
Manager Joe Maddon tried to help Hanigan by limiting his starts to every other day, but the injury won’t heal.
Hanigan said he does not want to go on the DL, but two weeks of rest and treatment might be what’s needed. The Rays will likely make the decision after Thursday’s off day.
Meanwhile, Salis had four at-bats – all hitless – in five games with the Padres in 2012. He was hitting .186 with a home run and 12 RBI for Durham.
As for tonight, the Rays face Jays starter Mark Buehlre, who struck out a career-high 11 batters in 8 2/3 innings when he faced the Rays on April 2 at the Trop.
Buehrle is having an outstanding season with an 8-1 record and a 2.16 ERA for the Blue Jays.
The Jays have won seven straight and find themselves in first place this deep in the season for the first time since 2000.
The Rays will try to rebound from Monday’s loss that snapped their four-game winning streak.
Alex Cobb makes his second start since returning the disabled list after straining his left oblique on April 12. He allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two against the A’s last Thursday.
The Rays won the game on a three-run homer by Sean Rodriguez in the 11th inning. It was their first walk-off win of the season and the first of a team-record three-straight.
Here are the lineups
Cobb RHP (1-1, 1.40)
Buehrle LHP (8-1, 2.16)