|Apr. 5 4:08 PM PT5:08 PM MT6:08 PM CT7:08 PM ET19:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 CST4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)6:08 PM CT-The Tampa Bay Rays have put Niemann on the 15-day disabled list because of soreness in his pitching shoulder.
Analysis: The move was retroactive to March 28 and announced before Friday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. Niemann has yet to appear in a game this season. He competed for the fifth spot in the starting rotation during spring training and was moved to the bullpen after Roberto Hernandez won the job.
|Mar. 27 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 CST3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-Niemann, still uncertain whether he will be in Tampa Bay's rotation to open the season, made a final statement in his favor, pitching six scoreless innings of two-hit, no-walk ball in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Niemann struck out three and improved his spring ERA to 2.92.