Rays option Shaffer, recall Sturdevant

Rays option Shaffer, recall Sturdevant

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays optioned infielder Richie Shaffer to Triple-A Durham following Wednesday night's 4-3, 11-inning win over the Red Sox.

In a corresponding move, the Rays recalled right-hander Tyler Sturdevant from Durham.

Shaffer, the club's No. 20 prospect, was hitting .286 (2-for-7) in five games for the Rays. Sturdevant is 0-1 with a 4.08 ERA in 15 games for the Rays this year.

Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.