Originally written on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 11/9/14

After David Price was placed on the disabled list, many assumed that the lucky candidate to get called up would be Chris Archer. That assumption would prove to be wrong as the team has selected Jake Odorizzi to fill the vacant starting rotation spot. Odorizzi, who was acquired from Kansas City in the offseason in the James Shields trade, carries some major league experience. He posts a 3.83 ERA in Triple-A Durham this season. In 44⅔ innings,  he holds a 4-0 record with 7 strikeouts in eight starts. Archer has some slightly lower numbers this season in Durham. In eight starts, the 24-year old has a 4-2 record with a 4.38 ERA  40 strikeouts in 39 innings. One reason for Archer not being called up in because he is still working on his arm strength, according to manager Joe Maddon. While a few others were in consideration as well, Odorizzi has posted slightly better numbers so far this season in Durham. With his major league experience and already being on the same schedule as Price, the Rays went with what they felt was the better choice. The 23-year old will start Monday. The post Odorizzi, not Archer, replaces Price in the rotation appeared first on The Bay Cave.

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