Riefenhauser was traded to the Mariners on Thursday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. The 25-year-old Riefenhauser spent most of the 2015 campaign at Triple-A Durham, where he recorded a 2.86 ERA while allowing 25 hits across 34.2 innings of work. He was a late season call-up to the Rays, where he was stung for nine earned runs and 15 hits in 14.2 innings. He'll likely compete for a spot in Seattle's bullpen during spring training.
The Rays have recalled left-hander Matt Moore and four others from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Moore, who missed the first three months of the season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, made six starts for the Rays earlier this season. Moore struggled when he came off of the DL in early July. In the six starts, he allowed a total of 26 earned runs in 26 2/3 innings, leading to an 8.78 ERA. He has fared much better in five starts with Durham, going 2-1 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 innings. He also posted a 43:8 K:BB ratio, which includes a 16-strikeout outing two starts ago. In addition to Moore, the Rays also summoned Mikie Mahtook , C.J. Riefenhauser , Richie Shaffer and Kirby Yates from Triple-A.
The Rays selected the contract of pitcher Everett Teaford from Triple-A Durham on Sunday. Teaford is 4-6 with a 5.56 ERA in 13 starts at Durham. He gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings in his previous appearance for the Rays this year. To make room, the Rays optioned pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A. He was 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA in six relief appearances with the Rays. The Rays also designated first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss for assignment, opening a spot on the 40-man roster. Krauss was acquired in a trade with the Angels on June 25. He was 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in four games with the Rays.
The Rays called up pitchers C.J. Riefenhauser and Preston Guilmet after Tuesday's contest, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Riefenhauser went 1-0 with a 7.94 ERA over 5 2/3 innings earlier this season for the Rays, while Guilmet produced a 6.75 ERA over four innings.
The Rays called up pitcher Ronald Belisario from Triple-A, the team announced after Tuesday's game. To make room for Belisario, the team optioned pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser to the minor leagues. The Rays had until Wednesday to call up Belisario after he recently opted out of his minor-league contract.