Archer (forearm) fired 3.2 scoreless innings in Triple-A Durham's loss to Norfolk on Tuesday, allowing a hit and a walk while recording four strikeouts. Archer worked up to 59 pitches during the stellar outing, essentially hitting his exact pre-set targets in terms of innings and pitch count. The right-hander now has a 2.79 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 10.2 K/9 and 0.9 HR/9 across 9.2 innings over four rehab starts, and Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports Archer's next outing for the Bulls will come Sunday and feature a target count of 75-80 pitches.
Archer (forearm) is scheduled to cover four innings or 60 pitches in his upcoming rehab start Tuesday at Triple-A Durham, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Tuesday's start will mark Archer's third with Durham and the fourth overall of his rehab assignment after he was idle for nearly three months with right forearm tightness. The Rays will likely want Archer to push his pitch count up to the 75-to-90-pitch range before reinstating him from the 60-day injured list, so he'll likely require one more rehab start beyond Tuesday. Perhaps as a reflection of their confidence that Archer and Tyler Glasnow (elbow) will re-emerge as rotation options later in the second half of the season, the Rays dealt away some starting depth Friday when Rich Hill was shipped to the Mets.
Archer (forearm) allowed an earned run on two hits over three innings while recording four strikeouts in Triple-A Durham's win over Charlotte on Thursday. Archer got his one big mistake out of the way early, surrendering a leadoff home run to the Knights' Zach Remillard. He was then impressive the rest of the way, ultimately firing 30 of 44 pitches into the strike zone. The veteran right-hander is likely to log at least two more rehab outings before being deemed ready for activation if the Rays remain steadfast in their intentions to reinsert him back into the rotation right away.
Archer (forearm) is scheduled to cover around three innings or 45 pitches in his rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Archer will be making his third rehab appearance overall and his second straight at Durham after he tossed 1.2 innings and gave up two runs in his first outing for the affiliate July 17. The Rays will likely want to have Archer get stretched out to around 70 or 80 pitches in the minors before bringing him back from the 60-day injured list, so he'll presumably require at least one or two more rehab outings after Thursday.
Archer (forearm) allowed two earned runs on three hits over 1.2 innings in Triple-A Durham's win over Jacksonville on Saturday. He struck out two. Archer threw 26 of 39 pitches for strikes, and although he did get tagged for a pair of runs, there were encouraging signs. The team's official site reports manager Kevin Cash was informed the right-hander displayed good velocity on his fastball and also flashed "the Chris Archer slider" during his time on the hill. Archer is likely to add an inning to his workload each time he takes the mound during his rehab assignment, with his next appearance for the Bulls likely to come in the later part of the week.
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