The Stone Crabs have placed reliever Nick Sawyer on the 7-day disabled list. Sawyer departed Sunday’s games after facing just three hitters. He appeared in four games for the Stone Crabs this season, not allowing a run while striking out 4.
Takin Sawyer’s place in the bullpen will be lefty Steve Ascher. Ascher joins the Stone Crabs from extended spring training. He was drafted by the Rays in the 17th round of last year’s draft out of SUNY Oneonta. Ascher was 2-1 with a 2.35 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 15 games for the Princeton Rays last season.