Ciuffo is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 23-year-old heads to the bench for the second straight game as the Rays rotate their catchers, with Adam Moore grabbing the start Friday. Ciuffo has struggled since his call-up in early September, slashing .194/.268/.306 in 36 at-bats.
Ciuffo is not in Thursday's lineup against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo will receive a standard day off for maintenance purposes after going 1-for-4 with one RBI and two strikeouts during Wednesday's victory. In his place, Jesus Sucre will handle the catching duties.
Ciuffo (hand) is in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo sat out Tuesday's contest after bruising his hand Monday. The injury evidently wasn't a serious one, as he's back just one day later, catching and batting ninth.
Ciuffo (hand) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo left Monday's game with a bruised hand. The severity of the injury isn't yet clear, but the issue will cost him at least one start. Adam Moore starts behind the plate in his absence.
Ciuffo is not starting Tuesday against Texas. The catcher hits the bench for the second time in three games. Jesus Sucre will get the call behind the plate, catching Blake Snell.