Rays Place David Price on Disabled List; Recall Alex Torres | The Process Report

Rays Place David Price on Disabled List; Recall Alex Torres

David Price is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his career, according to a team release. In a corresponding move the Rays promoted Alex Torres from Triple-A Durham.

The Rays acquired Torres, a pint-sized southpaw, in the Scott Kazmir trade. Popular opinion within the industry viewed Torres as a superior prospect to Alex Cobb not too long ago because of his pitches’ movement. Location issues prevented the little lefty from establishing himself in the majors sooner, though he shined in a 2011 late-season appearance in relief of Jeff Niemann. Torres entered last season on the fringe but suffered through a terrible year. Late in the season the Rays exiled him to the Gulf Coast League where he worked with long-time associate and organizational pitching coach Marty DeMerritt to correct his mechanics, and the hard work has rekindled the Venezuelan native’s prospect flame.

At this point it’s unclear if Torres will receive the start on Monday. If not look for Jake Odorrizi, who pitched on Wednesday night, to get the call. We covered Odorizzi in color back when the Rays acquired him as part of the James Shields trade. He would be the first of the foursome to reach the majors with the Rays.

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