Roe gave up an earned run on a solo home run over an inning in Thursday's 9-6 win over the Yankees. Roe allowed a 396-foot shot to Aaron Hicks in the ninth, the first earned run he'd surrendered in a Rays uniform. The 30-year-old right-hander had allowed just two hits over 6.2 innings across seven September appearances prior to Thursday's outing and should compete for a bullpen role next spring.
Roe was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday. Roe was acquired from the Braves in a trade back in July. While he has yet to make an appearance for the Rays, he compiled a respectable 3.00 ERA and 35:5 K:BB through 21 innings with Durham. He'll likely pitch in low-leverage situations down the stretch for Tampa Bay.
Roe was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, MLB.com reports. The Rays acquired Roe from the Braves earlier Tuesday and added him to the 40-man roster, but the well-traveled right-hander will have to prove his worth in the minors before getting another look in the big leagues. Atlanta designated Roe for assignment earlier this month after he was charged with two earned runs on three hits and two walks over two innings in his three appearances with the Braves.
Roe was traded to the Rays on Tuesday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. He was recently outrighted off the Braves' 40-man roster, and while the return has not been announced, the Rays will likely provide cash or a player to be named later. Roe, 30, has a career 4.16 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 104:49 K:BB in 97.1 innings as a big-league reliever. He was somewhat productive in 2016, posting a 3.64 ERA and 29.8 percent strikeout rate across stops with the Orioles and the Braves.
The Braves activated Roe from the 60-day disabled list and outrighted him to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. The right-hander owns a career 4.16 ERA in 93 relief appearances and allowed two runs in three appearances this year. Roe will now wait until he's needed at the big-level level.
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