St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Tampa Bay Rays have activated
pitcher Drew Smyly and first baseman James Loney from the 15-day disabled
Smyly is scheduled to make his season debut on Friday as the Rays begin a
three-game set with the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. He will be the first lefty
starter used by Tampa Bay this year.
Acquired from Detroit as part of the three-team trade that sent David Price to
the Tigers last July, Smyly began the season on the DL because of shoulder
Loney suffered a mild right oblique strain during batting practice prior to
the second game of the season.
Outfielder Mikie Mahtook and first baseman Allan Dykstra were optioned to
Triple-A Durham to make room on the roster for Smyly and Loney.