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.
Schultz was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He'll give the Rays an extra arm out of the bullpen after Chaz Roe (knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled in a corresponding move. Schultz, who previously made his MLB debut for the Rays in late May, has posted a 6.91 ERA and 47:22 K:BB in 28.2 innings at Triple-A this season. He'll need to show improved control and command before manager Kevin Cash unleashes the right-hander in key spots late in games.
Schultz recorded his first hold in a win over the Athletics on Tuesday, striking out the side in a perfect seventh inning. The hard-throwing right-hander acquitted himself well in his 2018 big-league debut, setting down the trio of Stephen Piscotty, the pinch-hitting Matt Joyce and Bruce Maxwell on swinging third strikes. Schultz encouragingly got through the frame on a relatively efficient 14 pitches and did not issue any walks, certainly an optimistic sign after he handed out 16 free passes in 15.1 innings with the Bulls before his promotion. While his stay at the major-league level may be abbreviated, Schultz has the ability to serve effectively in a seventh- or eighth-inning role while he's up.