Rays place Raley, Thompson on restricted list

by Daryn Albert - The Tampa Bay Rays placed pitchers Brooks Raley and Ryan Thompson on the restricted list Thursday ahead of the opener of their five-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

Tampa Bay Rays put LHP Brooks Raley, RHP Ryan Thompson on restricted list 4:02 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO -- 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. 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.