Rays Activate Star Pitching Prospect

He's seen as the No. 3 pitching prospect in all of baseball, and he's arrived—once again—in Tampa. 22-year-old right-hander Shane Baz made his presence known last season, going 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in three starts at the end of the season. 

Baz has been reinstated from the 60-day IL, finally recovered from arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow. He made four starts at Triple-A in his rehab, and picked up right where he left off last season, striking out a remarkable 13.8 batters per nine innings, posting a 1.38 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP.

In 17 AA and AAA starts in 2021, Baz was dominant, with a 2.06 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 12.9 K/9.

He makes his season debut with the Rays on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins.

Heading down to the minors to make room is Ralph Garza, who's turned in 22 innings for the Rays this season, all out of the bullpen. 

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