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Rays activate Jennings from DL, option Gomes

Published August 19, 2013 3:26 pm

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Baltimore • The Tampa Bay Rays have activated outfielder Desmond Jennings from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham.

Jennings fractured his left middle finger while sliding in a game Aug. 3. He's batting .258 with 11 homers and 40 RBIs, along with a team-high 17 stolen bases.

Jenning was in the starting lineup Monday night against the Orioles. He batted leadoff and was in center field.

To make room for Jennings, the Rays optioned right-hander Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. Gomes is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA in 15 appearances, all of them in relief.

Gomes had been on the 60-day DL with a strained back muscles before being activated Saturday.