Rays option reliever Gomes to Triple-A Durham

Rays option reliever Gomes to Triple-A Durham

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays made a roster move after Friday's 5-0 series-opening win against the Yankees at Tropicana Field, optioning reliever Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham. Tampa Bay will make a corresponding move before Saturday's game.

Gomes was recalled Wednesday because the team needed extra bullpen depth after Tuesday's 14-inning loss to the Rangers. The right-hander pitched the final two innings of the Rays' 10-1 blowout win Wednesday.

Gomes is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in 21 appearances for the big league club this season.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said after Friday night's game that the team expected a position player to be called up to take Gomes' place on Saturday.

David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.