Monday May 25th, 2015

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed first baseman James Loney on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured middle finger on his left hand, the team announced Monday.

Loney, who both throws and hits left-handed, sustained the injury during Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics

The 31-year-old previously spent time on the disabled list in April with a strained right oblique muscle.

In 30 games this season, Loney is hitting .275 with two home runs and 11 RBI.

After Sunday's game, Tampa Bay optioned pitcher ​Preston Guilmet to Triple A Durham. The Rays recalled infielders Tim Beckham and Jake Elmore from Durham on Monday to take Loney and Guilmet's places on the roster.

Power Rankings: Royals take over first, Indians rise

The Rays (24–21) are in first place in the AL East. They host the Seattle Mariners on Monday.

- Molly Geary

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