Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly delivers to the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Chris O'Meara
September 09, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays are ending Drew Smyly's season after 153 innings.

With the Rays out of contention, they told the 25-year-old left-hander of their decision before Tuesday night's game at the New York Yankees.

Smyly was 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA, including 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA since he was acquired from Detroit on July 31 as part of a three-team trade that sent ace David Price from the Rays to the Tigers. Smyly's previous high was 126 innings for Class A Lakeland and Double-A Erie in 2011. His 2012 season was interrupted by injuries and he pitched out of the bullpen last year.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said a player likely would be brought up from the minors to take Smyly's turn in the rotation Friday at Toronto.

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