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Date Transaction
6/27/01 Shortstop Chris Gomez signed to a minor league contract and assigned to Triple-A Durham
6/26/01 Rusty Meacham: RHP Rusty Meacham, designated for assignment June 21, has been outrighted to AAA Durham. He appeared in 24 games in relief for the Rays, going 1-3 with a 5.60 ER.
6/25/01 Jose Guillen: The Devil Rays have placed outfielder Jose Guillen on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain. Guillen, was hitting .252 (26/109) in 28 games with the Rays this season.
  Brent Abernathy: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have recalled second baseman Brent Abernathy from AAA Durham. The second baseman was hitting .302 (76/252) in 61 games for AAA Durham ranking 10th in the International League. He has hit safely in 29 of his last 31 games (51/134-.381) and 16 for his last 28 at bats (.571) in his last six. Yesterday at Pawtucket he collected a season high four hits including two doubles and his fourth home run. Abernathy was one of four Rays'' farmhands selected to play on the 2000 United States Olympic Baseball Team in Sydney, Australia. His 15 hits and six doubles lead all Olympians and finished 5th in hitting at .385 (15/39). He was ranked by Baseball America as the Rays'' 6th-best prospect following the 2000 season and the Rays'' Best Defensive Infielder.
6/24/01 Jose Guillen: Tampa Bay has reinstated outfielder Jose Guillen from the 15-day disabled list. Guillen, 25, was placed on the DL May 17 with a left knee sprain he suffered the previous day at Kansas City running out a ground ball. He was hitting .252 (26-for-103) with a major league-leading seven outfield assists before the injury. He began a rehabilitation assignment with AAA Durham June 10 and appeared in three games, going 3-for-9 with a home run and three RBI. He last played for Durham June 12 at Louisville and was ejected after one at-bat for using an illegal bat. He received a 10-game suspension for the incident which concluded yesterday (June 23).
  Gerald Williams: The Tampa Bay Devil Rays have released outfielder Gerald Williams. The move was announced by Rays'' General Manager Chuck LaMar just prior to the start of Sunday afternoon''s game against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. Williams, 34, was hitting .207 for the Rays in 62 games with four home runs, 17 RBI and 10 stolen bases.
6/22/01 Jeff Wallace: Tampa Bay has recalled LHP Jeff Wallace from Triple-A Durham. Wallace was optioned to Durham yesterday afternoon as part of a move that brought pitchers Victor Zambrano and Jesus Colome up from Durham. Wallace has been recalled to fill out the Rays roster with closer Esteban going on the 15-day DL.
  Esteban Yan: Tampa Bay has placed closer Esteban Yan on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
6/21/01 Jeff Wallace: Today the Rays announce that LHP Jeff Wallace has been optioned to Triple-A Durham.
  Rusty Meacham: The Rays announce that today RHP Rusty Meacham has been designated for assignment. The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or ask waivers on Meacham.
  Jesus Colome: Today, the Rays announced the following roster move: recalled RHP Jesus Colome from Triple-A Durham.

Colome, acquired last July 28 from Oak, has appeared in 10 games for Durham, all in relief, and is 0-3 with an 8.03 ERA (IP-12.1, H-19, R-12, ER-11, BB-5, SO-11). He started the season on Durham''s disabled list (strained right hamstring) and returned to action on May 20. Colome last pitched Tuesday vs. Ottawa (IP-2, SO-1).He has been unscored on in 4 of his last 5 appearances.

  Victor Zambrano: Today, the Rays announced the following roster move: selected RHP Victor Zambrano from AAA Durham.

Zambrano is the only Devil Ray player to make it to the big leagues from the Rays'' first ever mini-camp June 3-14, 1996 at Huggins-Stengel Complex. He is also the only major league Ray to play in the Rays'' first minor league game - the Gulf Coast League Rays vs. the Yankees on June 18, 1996. He worked 3-1/3 innings in relief (H-4, R-4, ER-3, BB-0, SO-6) in the Rays 10-1 loss at Florida Power Park. At Durham this season, Zambrano was 1-2 with 12 saves and a 2.08 ERA (IP-30.1, H-26, R-10, ER-7, BB-12, SO-29) in 29 games for Durham. He pitched one inning last night (IP-1, BB-1, SO-1) vs. Ottawa.

6/15/01 Felix Martinez: Tampa Bay has reinstated SS Felix Martinez from the 15-day DL (left knee tendinitis). Martinez went on May 31 (retroactive to 28th) and missed 16 games. He last played May 27. He played the last three days on rehabilitation assignment with AA Orlando and went 1-for-10 (1-error). Martinez takes the roster spot of RHP Dan Wheeler, who was optioned to AAA Durham.
6/14/01 Dan Wheeler: RHP Dan Wheeler has been optioned to AAA Durham. The Rays will announce a move tomorrow to replace Wheeler.
6/1/01 Joe Kennedy: The Devil Rays announced this afternoon that left-handed pitcher Joe Kennedy has been called up from Triple-A Durham. In order to make room for Kennedy on the 25-man roster, right-handed pitcher Brian Rose has been outrighted to Durham.