Sturdevant had a 3.93 ERA with the Rays this season, but has only one appearance since July 6. He had a 10.80 in his final 10 appearances for Durham.
"Dana did a tremendous job when he got sent down," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "In Durham, his numbers were just ridiculous. Excited for him to get back up here, provide some more depth. Obviously he had some confidence going into the offseason for the Durham team, [and he can] bring that confidence up here and pitch well for us."
Sam Blum is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Petersburg and covered the Rays on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.