Schultz (2-2) suffered the loss against the Yankees on Thursday, allowing four earned runs, two hits and two walks over 0.2 innings. He struck out two. Schultz served as the opener in Thursday's game while making his first career start in the big leagues, but he wasn't able to get out of the first frame. He gave up a run on a wild pitch after loading the bases, and then Miguel Andujar launched a three-run homer to chase him from the game with two outs in the first. With 30.1 innings under his belt so far in 2018, Schultz owns a 5.64 ERA with a 35:17 K:BB ratio.
Schultz will serve as the opener Thursday against the Yankees, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports. Schultz has pitched strictly out of the bullpen for the Rays this season, posting a 4.55 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 33:15 K:BB across 29.2 innings. He'll get the ball first in Thursday's series opener, though he figures to pitch just one or two innings before exiting.
Schultz (2-0) worked around a walk with one strikeout in a scoreless inning of work to earn his second win of the season Monday against Cleveland. Schultz came on in the ninth with his team down one and tossed a scoreless inning before the Rays came up with two runs to win it in the bottom of the frame. He's now delivered four straight scoreless outings, but Schultz doesn't offer much fantasy value in his present role.
Schultz was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Schultz will offer additional bullpen depth throughout the final month of the season for the Rays. Across 12 appearances with the big club this season, the 27-year-old owns a 4.58 ERA and 23:12 K:BB in 19.2 frames.
Schultz was optioned to Triple-A Durham on Sunday. Schultz came up to the big leagues in early July to replace the injured Chaz Roe (knee) in the Rays' bullpen. However, with Roe expected to return Tuesday, Schultz will head back to the minors. The 27-year-old posted a 4.58 ERA with a 23:12 K:BB in 19.2 innings of work.