Rays place Wigginton on DL

Updated: July 30, 2006, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays placed All-Star pitcher Scott Kazmir and infielder Ty Wigginton on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

Kazmir went on the DL, retroactive to July 24, with soreness in his left shoulder. Wigginton has a broken bone in his left hand.

The Devil Rays also recalled left-hander J.P. Howell from Triple-A Durham. Howell will start Tuesday against Detroit in Kazmir's place.

Wigginton was injured when he was hit by a pitch from Shawn Chacon in the fourth inning of Saturday's 19-6 victory over the New York Yankees. He will see team orthopedist Dr. Koco Eaton on Monday for further evaluation.

Tampa Bay did not immediately fill Wigginton's spot on the roster and played Sunday's game against the Yankees one man short on the bench. Tampa Bay lost 4-2.

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