Ciuffo is likely to be called up from Triple-A Durham with Anthony Bemboom (knee) apparently headed to the injured list, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Ciuffo was just sent back down to the farm last Saturday after spending four days with the big-league club and logging one start. With the Rays now down another backstop, Ciuffo's presence will be required while the likes of Michael Perez (oblique), Mike Zunino (quadriceps) and Bemboom remain on the mend.
The Rays optioned Ciuffo to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Ciuffo was just called up Wednesday and started Friday's game, but the Rays still decided to send him back down to open up a spot for fellow catcher Travis d'Arnaud. Ciuffo will garner consideration next time the Rays need to bring up a catcher from the minor-league ranks.
The Rays recalled Ciuffo from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Ciuffo is expected to serve as the Rays' No. 2 backstop for at least the next 2-to-3 weeks while Michael Perez recovers from the right oblique strain that landed him on the 10-day injured list. The Rays had mostly deployed Perez in the short side of a platoon with Mike Zunino, and the lefty-hitting Ciuffo could get the opportunity to fill a similar role.
Ciuffo was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Monday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. Ciuffo filled in for Mike Zunino over the weekend while Zunino was on the paternity list, but he only received a single plate appearance. It will likely take an injury to Zunino or backup catcher Michael Perez for Ciuffo to wind up back in Tampa.
Ciuffo will be called up by the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Mike Zunino was placed on the paternity list in a corresponding move, so Ciuffo's stay on the roster may be a brief one. Ciuffo got into 16 games for the Rays last season, hitting .189/.262/.297.