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Niemann named Rays 5th starter

11:52 PM, Mar 27, 2012   |    comments
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Port Charlotte, FL -- Rays Manager Joe Maddon announced on Tuesday that Jeff Niemann would be the 5th starter in the pitching rotation, sending Wade Davis to the bullpen.

Davis is 25-22 with a 4.22 ERA over 64 starts in the last three seasons and has never appeared in a major league game as a reliever.

Niemann was 11-7 with a 4.06 ERA in 23 starts last season. He has a career mark of 38-23 with a 4.16 ERA in 89 games and 84 starts over four seasons.

The Rays rotation will be James Shields, David Price, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Moore and Jeff Niemann.


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