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Tampa Bay Rays place southpaw Josh Fleming on 10-day IL

Jun 19, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Josh Fleming (19) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 19, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Josh Fleming (19) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the second inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Rays placed left-handed pitcher Josh Fleming (right calf strain) on the 10-day injured list and recalled Louis Head from Triple-A Durham.

Fleming is 6-4 with a 3.39 ERA through 13 games (six starts) this season. He has struck out 40 and walked 16 in 66 1/3 innings, carrying a 1.055 WHIP.

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A fifth-round pick in 2017, Fleming, 25, is 11-4 with a 3.19 ERA over his two big-league seasons with Tampa.

The Rays have on Monday and Thursday off next week and won’t need a No. 5 starter until July 6.

Head, 31, has appeared in six games this season, his first stint in the majors, striking out four and allowing three runs in nine innings pitched.

–Field Level Media