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JOSH LUEKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rays designate Josh Lueke for assignment, call up reliever Kirby Yates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the end, reliever Josh Lueke ran out of time to improve his performance with the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays designated Lueke for assignment Saturday and promoted right-handed reliever Kirby Yates from Triple-A Durham. Lueke had a 5.64 ERA in 30 1/3 innings this season. He last appeared in a loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday at Tropicana Field, where he...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays Designate Kyle Farnsworth for Assignment – Recall Josh Lueke

The Tampa Bay Rays recalled pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham and designated pitcher veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth for assignment according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The Rays have 10 days to trade, release or pass him through waivers, although he time with the Rays is over. Lueke was 2-1 with a 0.72 ERA in 34 games for Durham. He made 11 appearances for...
Via Baseball News Source
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays send Brandon Gomes to DL, recall Josh Lueke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Tampa Bay Rays placed reliever Brandon Gomes on the 15-day disabled list before starting a three-game series with the San Diego Padres on Friday. The right-hander has a right lat strain, which he began noticing early in a series against the Colorado Rockies last Friday through Sunday in Denver. He pitched 13 of an inning in both the Friday and Saturday...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Lueke, Redemption, Rape and Baseball

I want to read a redemption story about Josh Lueke.  I do. Most of my friends and colleagues would rather never hear or read his name again, and I get that, and honestly, I'd be more than okay with that. But a redemption story would be pretty cool.  I mean, a real one. Not this *********.  The thing is: what we know of the available evidence pretty strongly suggests...
Via The Platoon Advantage
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rays Pitcher Josh Lueke Borrows David Price's Jersey, Confuses Fans Asking for Autographs During Batting Practice

Josh Lueke, the newest member of the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff, had fans doing a double-take Wednesday. After getting called up to the big leagues on Tuesday, the youngster didn't have a batting practice jersey for Wednesday's pregame. So, he borrowed the No. 14 jersey of star pitcher David Price. Lueke and Price then signed autographs, leaving room for some confusion...
Via NESN.com
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays recall Lueke to help bullpen

The Tampa Bay Rays, still feeling the effects from Monday's 15-inning, 5-hour loss to the Oakland Athletics, have called up right-handed reliever Josh Lueke. Lueke was with the Rays coming out of spring training and has an 18.90 ERA in three games with the big league club. The 6-foot-5-inch, 235-pounder was 1-3 with a 4.72 ERA for Triple-A Durham before getting recalled to the...
Via AP on Fox
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays raise some disturbing questions with acquisition of Josh Lueke

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Via TampaBay.com
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Lueke Brings Powerful Potential on the Field

The trade of John Jaso on Sunday that brought reliever Josh Lueke from the Seattle Mariners to the Rays has already been a controversial one among fans of the team. But what about Lueke's performance on the field? Inside I discuss what he offers the Rays' bullpen and examine his new found maturity as a player and a man.
Via rays.scout.com
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay acquires RHP Lueke from Seattle

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso. The trade was announced on Sunday. Lueke made the Mariners opening-day roster last season, but was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma in April after allowing 12 runs over 6 1-3 innings in eight appearances. He rejoined the Mariners in July and in 25...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Rays send C Jaso to Seattle for RHP Lueke

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso. The trade was announced on Sunday. Lueke made the Mariners opening-day roster last season, but was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma in April after allowing 12 runs over 6 1-3 innings in eight appearances. He rejoined...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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