Rays cut Abbott, call up prospect Brazelton
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays shook up their struggling pitching staff on Thursday, releasing veteran starter Paul Abbott and calling up prized prospect Dewon Brazelton.
They also designated right-hander Jason Standridge for assignment and recalled right-hander Jesus Colome, who will pitch in middle relief.
Brazelton, a right-hander, replaces Abbott in the rotation and will start Sunday at Baltimore.
"With Paul, it was difficult letting him go," manager Lou
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