Rays call up reliever Gomes for one day

Rays call up reliever Gomes for one day

Rays call up reliever Gomes for one day
ST. PETERSBURG -- Brandon Gomes had a whirlwind day on Sunday.

The right-hander was recalled by the Rays in the corresponding move for Cesar Ramos being sent back to Triple-A Durham after Saturday night's 2-1 loss to the Mariners.

Following Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Mariners, Gomes was optioned back to Durham.

"You see it happen enough that you know what's going on," Gomes said.

After Gomes got the word he would be joining the team Saturday night, he and his wife caught an early-morning flight for Tampa. He arrived at Tropicana Field at approximately 12:45 p.m.

"Any day here is a great day," Gomes said. "Unfortunately we didn't win. [Matt Moore] threw the ball great. But I'm sure the guys here in this clubhouse are too good not to keep us in ballgames. It's going to be fine."

Gomes, who did not pitch Sunday, is 2-2 with a 6.94 ERA in 10 appearances for the Rays this season. The club did not make an immediate announcement on who would take Gomes' spot on the roster.

Ramos was used for four innings Saturday night and held the Mariners scoreless on two hits with six strikeouts. Given the tired nature of the Rays' bullpen after Friday night's 14-inning win over the Mariners, the Rays wanted to have another arm available for Sunday.

Gomes has had success at the Major League level with the Rays. In 2011 he made 40 appearances over two stints, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.92 ERA. However, minor back surgery delayed him at the start of this season.

Gomes is 4-2 with a 2.30 ERA with six saves in 25 games for Durham.