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Date Transaction
5/31/01 Felix Martinez: The Rays have placed SS Felix Martinez on the 15-day DL with left knee tendinitis (retroactive to May 28). Martinez had started just one of the last 13 games after starting 38 of the first 39 games at SS.
  Russ Johnson: Rays today reinstated INF Russ Johnson from the 15-day DL. Johnson was shelved with a right quadriceps strain he suffered May 15 @ KC, going from 1st to 3rd on a 6th-inning single. He missed 13 games. Johnson made one rehabilitation appearance - with AA Orlando - Tuesday, May 29 and went 2-for-3 with two errors playing second base.
5/29/01 Mike Judd: Devil Rays righthanded pitcher Mike Judd was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. Judd was designated for assignment by the Rays on May 25.
5/27/01 Mickey Callaway: The Rays have optioned RHP Mickey Callaway to Triple-A Durham.
  Ryan Rupe: The Rays have recalled RHP Ryan Rupp from Triple-A Durham.
5/25/01 Mike Judd: The Rays today have activated RHP Mike Judd from the 15-day disabled list and have designated him for assignment. Judd was placed on the DL on May 10 with right shoulder soreness. The Rays have 10 days to trade, waive or release Judd.
5/23/01 Commensurate with the hire of John McHale, Jr. as the Rays'' new Chief Operating Officer, Vince Naimoli announced that he will reassume the titles of Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer. During an April 27 press conference Naimoli announced that he would relinquish day-to-day oversight of the club and adopt the title of Chairman.
5/22/01 Vincent J. Naimoli, Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, announced the hiring of John McHale, Jr. as Chief Operating Officer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. McHale, 52, was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Detroit Tigers, a position he began on January 11, 1995. Prior to joining the Tigers, McHale served as Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations and Executive Vice President, Operations for more than three years with the Colorado Rockies.
5/19/01 Mickey Callaway: The Rays selected RHP Mickey Callaway from AAA Durham. Callaway is 4-1 (3.56, G-10, GS-7, IP-43, H-45, R-19, ER-17, BB-8, SO-25).
  Tony Fiore: The Rays have designated RHP Tony Fiore for assignment.
5/18/01 Jason Tyner: The Rays have recalled OF Jason Tyner from Triple-A Durham. Tyner is currently hitting .312 (157-49, 2B-2, 3B-1, HR-0, RBI-12) in 39 games for Durham. His 11 stolen bases are 2nd in the International League. He is hitting .382 (26-68) in May.
  Jose Guillen: This afternoon, the Rays placed OF Jose Guillen on the 15-day disabled list and have recalled OF Jason Tyner from AAA Durham. An MRI today revealed Guillen suffered a sprained left knee
5/16/01 Andy Sheets: The Rays have selected infielder Andy Sheets from AAA Durham.

Sheets, 29, was hitting .291 with 10 doubles, four home runs and 15 RBI in 35 games for Durham. He was hitting .400 with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI in 15 games in May. He played primarily at shortstop for the Bulls, but has played all four infield positions during his career.

Sheets was the Rays'''''''' 12th selection in the 1997 expansion draft off the roster of the Seattle Mariners, but was traded that same day to the San Diego Padres along with pitcher Brian Boehringer for catcher John Flaherty.

  Russ Johnson: Infielder Russ Johnson has been placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right quadriceps muscle received 5-15-01 at Kansas City.
5/12/01 Tony Fiore: The Rays have selected RHP Tony Fiore from Triple-A Durham to replace RHP Ariel Prieto (15-day DL) on the Rays'' roster. Fiore will wear #36.
  Ariel Prieto: The Rays have assigned RHP Ariel Prieto to the 15-day DL with right shoulder soreness, retroactive to May 11.
5/10/01 Travis Phelps: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Travis Phelps from Triple-A Durham.
  Dan Wheeler: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Dan Wheeler from Triple-A Durham.
  Ariel Prieto: The Devil Rays have recalled RHP Ariel Prieto from Triple-A Durham.
  Ryan Rupe: The Devil Rays have optioned RHP Ryan Rupe to Triple-A Durham.
  Vinny Castilla: The Devil Rays released third baseman Vinny Castilla.