Jun 21 The St. Petersburg Times' Damian Cristodero reports Tampa Bay Devil Rays RP Edwin Jackson may be groomed as a future closer for the team.
Jun 20 Seth McClung has been optioned to Triple-A Durham with the intent on converting him to closing, the Associated Press reports.
, 25, Devil Rays: There is more than meets the eye with McClung. He touched 100 mph on the gun
multiple times last year.
, 22, with a 97-mph fastball
, had an up-and-down spring, going 1-1 with a 5.16 ERA and 16 strikeouts and a team-high 13 walks in 222/3 innings. He is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14 innings for Durham, where Maddon said Jackson has worked on fastball location and consistency with his slider.
Things are brewing in TB