Posted May 16, 2012 on rays.scout.com
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Wade Davis will continue to pitch out of the bullpen, Jeff Niemann will missing from the rotation for about six weeks, Josh Lueke joins the Rays 'pen and Hideki Matsui may be pressed into action soon as the injuries begin to mount up for the Rays. All of that and more inside.
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