Rays' Hellickson optioned to minors

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 8/27/2013 8:08 pm

St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Rays optioned starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to Single-A Charlotte and recalled pitcher Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham on Tuesday.

Hellickson has been battered for 25 runs over his last six starts, with the 26-year-old righty failing to get through five innings in five of those outings. However, manager Joe Maddon expects the move to be only temporary.

"Just want to give Helly a little breather," Maddon said. "He'll help us in September."

For the season, the fourth-year pitcher is 10-8 with a 5.21 ERA over 27 starts.

Share
Solid Blue News
Young The "Ultimate Teammate"
What does Cal's statement mean to Young as he turns pro? Video Video

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.