TORONTO -- Brandon Gomes was recalled from Triple-A Durham prior to Sunday's finale in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
Rays manager Joe Maddon explained why they brought Gomes in, after he was not brought in with the other callups on Saturday.
"We needed more coverage in the bullpen today," Maddon said. "I think we're going to be fine. But in a bad game, it could be rather difficult. We don't want to use certain guys. It could be a good game also, where you don't want to use people. We just wanted one more guy."
Gomes likely would have been recalled on Tuesday after Durham's season ended. But there's one thing Gomes has learned during his professional baseball career, and that is to not get into the business of forecasting where he might play.
"You know how stuff goes on," said Gomes, who is in his fifth stint with the Rays this season. "You can't really predict what's going to happen. I was just hoping I threw well enough to deserve a callup, and I came up a few days earlier than I expected. ... You'll drive yourself crazy trying to figure out when you will come up."