Found May 18, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi will start Monday against the Toronto Blue Jaysin place of left-hander David Price, the Tampa Bay Rays announced Saturday. Odorizzi, gained in a blockbustertrade with the Kansas City Royals last December, is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts with Triple-A Durham this season. He had a 9.00 ERA (five earned runs)in five innings with the Rays in spring training. Price, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, was placed on the 15-daydisabled list Thursdayfor the first time in his major league career after straining his left triceps in the third inning of a loss to the Boston Red Sox.
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