Upton To DL, Gomes Returns

B.J. Upton is on the DL with a strained left quad.
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays placed second baseman/center fielder B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a strained left quadriceps, retroactive to June 9th.

The 22-year-old, #2 overall pick in 2002 injured himself running out a grounder in the first inning of a game on June 8th. He is batting a team-leading .320 with nine home runs and 31 RBIs, so it's a pretty big hit to the 29-34 Devil Rays.

Jonny Gomes has been recalled from AAA to take Upton's spot.In a related move, the club recalled outfielder Jonny Gomes from the AAA Durham Bulls. Gomes was batting .302 in 13 minor league games this season with one homer and seven RBIs.

This way, they won't get stuck having to play Elijah Dukes the next time he's taking heat from the media heat for impregnating another young girl.

[St. Petersburg Times] | [The Heater]