ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays have added another experienced reliever, acquiring right-hander Matt Wisler and cash from the Giants for Double-A lefty Michael Plassmeyer.
Wisler, 28, was designated for assignment Wednesday, having gone 1-2 with a 6.05 ERA in 21 appearances for the Giants, striking out 26 in 19 1/3 innings.
He was 0-1, 1.07 last year for the Twins in 18 games (four starts), striking out 35 in 25 1/3 innings. Over a seven-year career that also included time with the Braves, Reds, Padres and Mariners, he is 20-30, 5.00 in 168 games with 61 starts.
To make room on the 40-man roster for Wisler, the Rays — for the second time this season — designated for assignment catcher Deivy Grullon. They will have to make a move to add Wisler to the 26-man active roster, but not until Saturday as he won’t arrive in time for tonight’s game.
Plassmeyer, 24, was acquired from Seattle in November 2018 as part of the trade for catcher Mike Zunino. He was 2-1, 3.64 in seven games this season for Double-A Montgomery; 11-5. 2.23 in his pro career.
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