Duffy (hamstring) is slated to play two more games with Triple-A Durham this week before being reevaluated for possible activation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Duffy has now played a pair of full games in the field at third base for the Bulls, and manager Kevin Cash acknowledges the infielder's current stretch of uninterrupted health is forcing the issue on a possible activation at some point this coming weekend. However, the Rays skipper also emphasized the team wants Duffy to get "a couple more games" under his belt in Durham before a final decision is made. Duffy has yet to play at the major-league level in 2019, and he also ended up missing all of 2017, his first Rays season, with an Achilles injury.
Duffy (hamstring) played all nine innings at third base for Triple-A Durham against Toledo on Monday and went 0-for-3 while also getting hit by a pitch. Duffy has now played back-to-back full games in the field for the Bulls. The veteran infielder is up to 24 at-bats overall in the current phase of his rehab, just one short of the front end of the range the Rays had emphasized they'd like to see him hit before considering activation.
Duffy (hamstring), who received a day off in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday and continues to remain free of setbacks, is just a handful of at-bats away from the 25-30 the Rays want to see him log before activation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The veteran infielder likely has everyone in the organization crossing their fingers at this point, as it seems he's tantalizingly close to making his 2019 big-league debut. Duffy encouragingly played a full game at third base for the Bulls on Saturday, and with 21 at-bats since his rehab resumed July 4, he's as little as one game away from hitting the front end of the team's desired benchmark. Duffy is slated to play in Monday's game at minimum with Durham, but he could well be up with the major-league club by the end of the week.
Duffy (hamstring) played a full game at third base and went 1-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two runs in Triple-A Durham's win over Norfolk on Saturday. Duffy has now accomplished the rather unlikely feat of knocking in six runs with just one extra-base hit (Saturday's double) over the last two rehab games. The veteran infielder is reportedly closer than ever to finally seeing big-league action in 2019, and his ability to play all nine innings in the field Saturday may have sealed the deal in terms of his forthcoming activation.
Duffy (hamstring) is 1-for-8 with three RBI over his first two rehab games with Triple-A Durham. Duffy started at third base in his first game with the Bulls on Thursday and played seven innings in the field, and he returned to play a full game Friday as the designated hitter. Duffy hasn't had much success at the plate thus far, but of overriding importance is that his balky hamstring has held up well. It remains to be seen how many more games Duffy will need to play to be deemed ready for activation, but Durham is expected to be the last stop in his rehab assignment, barring any further setbacks.