Rays put LH Raley, RH Thompson on restricted list

June 30, 2022 GMT
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Ryan Thompson throws to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

TORONTO (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays put left-hander Brooks Raley and right-hander Ryan Thompson on the restricted list Thursday before opening a five-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay added righties Javy Guerra and Phoenix Sanders from Triple-A Durham.

In addition, left-hander Jeffrey Springs was put on the family medical emergency list and lefty Ryan Yarbrough was recalled from Triple-A. Righties Dusten Knight and David McKay were added to the taxi squad for the trip to Toronto.

To enter the country, the Canadian government requires a person to have received a second COVID-19 vaccine dose — or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — at least 14 days before entry.

Unvaccinated players go on the restricted list because they are not paid and do not accrue major league service time, according to a March agreement between Major League Baseball and the players’ association.

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Springs had been set to start against Toronto on Thursday. Instead, right-hander Matt Wisler will open, with Yarbrough expected to follow him.

The Rays and Blue Jays are playing a doubleheader Saturday, one of two they’ll play in Toronto this season to make up an April series canceled by the lockout.

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