Prospect Jake Odorizzi to get start Monday for Rays

Jake Odorizzi will make his Rays debut Monday.
Jake Odorizzi will make his Rays debut Monday. (USATSI)

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When Rays ace David Price left his start Wednesday with a triceps injury, I noted that prospect Jake Odorizzi was lined up in the same rotation turn, as he was pitching Wednesday for Triple-A Durham. Sure enough, Odorizzi has been tabbed by the Rays to take Price's spot in the rotation Monday at Toronto, as Price is now on the disabled list.

Odorizzi, a 23-year-old right-hander, is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 47 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He entered the season as the 92nd-ranked prospect in baseball by Baseball America, though listed him at No. 45.

Odorizzi came to the Tampa Bay system by way of the trade that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Royals.

Expect Odorizzi's stint in the Rays rotation to be temporary, as he'll likely be shipped back to Triple-A once Price is ready to return, barring injury to a different starter, of course.

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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