Rays place OF Austin Meadows on 10-day IL, activate Joey Wendle
The Tampa Bay Rays made a flurry of roster moves Sunday in advance of their game against the Boston Red Sox, including placing outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb.
Meadows was injured on a slide into third base while hitting a triple in Saturday's game against the Red Sox. He was replaced on the roster by infielder Joey Wendle, who was activated from the IL where he was recovering from a strained left hamstring.
The Rays also placed right-handed reliever Hunter Wood on the paternity list, while sending right-hander Jake Faria to Triple-A Durham. Right-hander Emilio Pagan was recalled from Durham, as was utility man Andrew Velazquez.
Meadows was batting .351 with six home runs and 19 RBIs in 20 games this season. He had a hit in nine of his last 10 games, including a three-game stretch April 9-12 when he had 10 hits -- including four homers -- and nine RBIs.