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Rays promote Jake Odorizzi

With the demotion of Jeremy Hellickson, the Tampa Bay Rays have called up pitcher Jake Odorizzi to take his spot in the rotation, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

The 23 year old Odorizzi pitched in 4 games for the Rays earlier this season, allowing 12 runs in just 18 innings. He has fared much better for Triple-A Durham, posting a 9-6 record and 3.33 ERA with 124 strikeouts in 124.1 innings. Acquired in the James Shields trade with Kansas City last off season, Odorizzi was rated as the 4th best prospect in the organization by John Sickels prior to the season. In his mid-season update last month, Sickels noted that he is currently "better than what many teams run out there every fourth night," alluding to the general consensus that the Rays' outstanding starting pitching depth has prevented Odorizzi from getting a clear opportunity despite being thought of as big league ready.

Topkin also mentions that David Price's upcoming start will be moved back to Friday, with Chris Archer starting Wednesday, Odorizzi Thursday, and Alex Cobb on Saturday. Compared to 2012, when they led baseball in starter's ERA, the Rays' rotation has been uncharacteristically mediocre this season. The staff as a whole has a 3.92 ERA (and a nearly identical 3.95 FIP) this season, which ranks just 13th in the majors.

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