Eveland was released by the Rays on Wednesday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports. He had a 1.93 ERA in 4.2 spring innings, so the move comes as something of a surprise, but perhaps Eveland found out he was unlikely to break camp with the big league club and requested his release. Regardless of where he lands, he will simply serve as organizational bullpen depth.
Eveland re-signed with the Rays on a minor league deal Friday. Eveland struggled with command during his tenure with the big league club, but his performance at Triple-A Durham was impressive (0.30 ERA, 3.5 K/BB), so the Rays brought him back to the organization. He'll likely act as organizational depth, although he could find his way back to the Trop if the big league bullpen has troubles with injuries.
Eveland was outrighted to Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Eveland was brought back onto the 40-man roster in early September, but after his struggles at the major league level continued, the Rays decided to relegate him to the minors once more. The left-hander will likely act as an organizational depth piece going forward.
Eveland's contract was purchased from Triple-A Durham after Sunday's 4-2 win over the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The well-traveled Eveland will join the big club for the first time since early July, when he was dropped from the 40-man roster. In order to clear a spot for Eveland again, the Rays designated reliever Tyler Sturdevant for assignment. Look for Eveland to work primarily as a lefty specialist over the final few weeks of the season.
Eveland cleared waivers and accepted an outright to Triple-A Durham on Saturday, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Eveland passed through his waiver period unclaimed by another big league club and will now head to Triple-A Durham, where he had been the past several weeks. The 32-year-old has struggled with command in the majors this season, allowing 15 walks in 20 innings, contributing to his unsightly 8.55 ERA and 2.10 WHIP with the Rays this season.
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