RHP Chris Archer allowed two runs and six hits in six innings during Saturday’s 3-2 win at Detroit. He struck out eight, marking the fifth time in six starts Archer recorded at least eight strikeouts.
RHP Matt Andriese was transferred from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list to clear room on Tampa Bay’s 40-man roster for 3B Trevor Plouffe. Andriese was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a stress reaction in his right hip.
3B Trevor Plouffe was traded on Saturday to Tampa Bay, along with cash, in exchange for a player to be name or cash. Plouffe was designated for assignment Thursday. “That’s great,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “I texted him this morning. He’s excited about it. For a guy who wasn’t here very long, he is a guy that was very impactful and all our guys are really pulling for him, as am I. I‘m glad he got another opportunity right away.” Plouffe, who signed a one-year contract with Oakland as a free agent before the 2017 season, hit .214 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs in 58 games for the A‘s. He’s a career .245 hitter with 103 home runs and 371 RBIs in 781 games for the Twins and A‘s.
3B Trevor Plouffe was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on Saturday and will not report to the Rays until Monday. Plouffe was designated for assignment by Oakland Thursday after batting .214 with seven homers and 14 RBIs in 58 games. Two years ago, Plouffe hit 22 homers for the Minnesota Twins.
C Wilson Ramos (torn ACL) went 0-for-3 and caught seven innings in a rehab game for Triple-A Durham on Saturday. It was his first time catching on consecutive games during his rebab assignment. Ramos is 5-for-14 in four games with Durham. He will be off Sunday and the Rays will evaluate him Monday.