Kittredge was outrighted from Tampa Bay's 40-man roster Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Kittredge will remain with the organization for now after being cast off the 40-man roster in order to give the Rays added space for a younger prospect heading into the Rule 5 draft. Across 33 games in 2018, Kittredge logged a 7.75 ERA and 1.85 WHIP.
Kittredge was served a three-game suspension and a fine for throwing at Austin Romine's head Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia was hit with a five-game ban for his retaliatory throw at Jesus Sucre. Both players will serve their suspensions next season.
Kittredge (3-2) threw two scoreless innings and issued one walk while striking out one and was awarded the victory Sunday against Oakland. Although Diego Castillo served as the opening pitcher, Kittredge came on in relief during the second inning and departed two frames later in a 2-0 ballgame. He's managed to nab two victories over the past two games, as he was called upon to record one out in Saturday's win. The 28-year-old right-hander sits near the middle of the pack within Tampa Bay's bullpen, so he figures to see mid-to-high-leverage opportunities in the final few weeks of the regular season.
Kittredge was optioned to Triple-A Durham after Tuesday's win over the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kittredge was most recently recalled from the Bulls on July 27 and allowed three runs over 2.1 innings during his lone appearance Sunday. The 28-year-old has an ugly 8.03 ERA, 1.82 WHIP and 16:11 K:BB across 24.2 innings with the Rays in 2018.
The Rays recalled Kittredge from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Two days after being optioned to the minors, Kittredge will rejoin the Rays with the team in need of a reliever following Jose Alvarado's placement on the family medical emergency list. Kittredge has made 14 appearances with the Rays this season, accruing an 8.68 ERA and 1.93 WHIP across 18.2 innings.