Jake Odorizzi or Chris Archer will likely be summoned to replace David Price in the starting rotation
23-year old righty Jake Odorizzi or 24-year old righty Chris Archer will likely be summoned from AAA-ball next Monday to replace David Price in the starting rotation. Odorizzi was one of the prizes the Rays got from the Royals in the James Shields’ deal over the winter. He has pitched in 8 games (all starts) for the Rays in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 4-0 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He got his first taste of the majors for the Royals in 2012, when he started 2 games in which he was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.64 WHIP. Odorizzi came into this season as the Rays’ #5 prospect according to Baseball America. Archer has started 7 games in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He got his first taste of the majors in 2012 for the Rays, working in 6 games (4 starts) in which he was 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Archer came into this season as the Rays’ #4 prospect according to Baseball America. Both of these guys have big time arms and either of them should be able to help the Rays replace David Price until he’s ready to return to action.