Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 1 Hr

Hellickson was chased after 3.1 innings Tuesday, giving up five runs -- all of them earned -- on eight hits while walking two and striking out two against the visiting Jays.

Homers in the second and fourth innings by the Jays, as well as a high pitch count of 87 were enough for manager Joe Maddon to pull the plug on the fifth-year big leaguer, who now hasn't won since August 8 against Oakland. He'll try to improve upon his 2-2 record and 3.75 ERA when he toes the bump in his next start against Baltimore on Sunday.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 5 Days

Hellickson allowed four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in just 4.1 innings to record a no-decision at Baltimore on Thursday. He walked two and struck out a pair of batters.

Hellickson got off to a shaky start, allowing two runs in the first inning, including a homer to the second batter he faced. Hellickson's first couple of starts this season, which came in July, were short, but he's been effective in general though. Despite pitching relatively well in eight starts this year; he's only got one win to show for it. He'll try to get in the win column in his next start, which will be against Toronto at home.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 10 Days

Hellickson struck out eight and walked one while giving up two runs on three hits over 6.1 innings against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He did not factor in the decision, but Hellickson was sharp again while lowering his season ERA to 2.61. The eight strikeouts were a season high, while Hellickson has fanned 19 batters over his last 17.1 innings (three starts) and maintaining good control (four walks). He'll face the Orioles at Camden Yards on Thursday in his next scheduled start.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 16 Days

Hellickson worked five innings Sunday afternoon versus the Yankees, giving up three earned runs on four hits and a couple of walks while striking out five in a losing effort.

Things were going great over the first four frames Sunday afternoon, as Hellickson ran his scoreless streak to 10 innings. However, the Yankees broke through for three runs in the top of the fifth and ultimately chased the Rays' righty from the game after 99 pitches. Hellickson has been mostly solid through five straight turns in the rotation dating back July 26. During this stretch, he has posted a strong 2.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 across 27.1 innings.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 27 Days

Hellickson tossed seven strong innings Wednesday afternoon against the A's, surrendering just one earned run on two hits with three strikeouts en route to his first victory of the season.

It now appears safe to say that Hellickson is back. After spending the first three months of the season on the DL, the 27-year-old hurler pitched reasonably well across his first three starts of the season, but was masterful on Wednesday afternoon in Oakland. Hellickson found the zone with 62-of-99 pitches and was virtually unscathed outside of an Eric Sogard homer in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Rays' right-hander will carry a 2.61 ERA into Tuesday's showdown with the Rangers.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 1 Month

Jeremy Hellickson tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings on Saturday night against the Red Sox.

It was only his second start in the majors this season and he looked pretty sharp, scattering five hits and two walks while striking out five. Hellickson could be a sneaky source of fantasy value down the stretch now that his elbow is back in good shape. He will take on the Angels at home next time out.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 1 Month

Rays recalled RHP Jeremy Hellickson from Triple-A Durham.

He will return to the Rays rotation on Saturday to start against the Red Sox. In his first start with the Rays, he surrendered one run on six hits over 4 1/3 innings against the Royals.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 1 Month

Jeremy Hellickson will return to the Rays' starting rotation on Saturday against the Red Sox.

Hellickson was optioned to Double-A Montgomery just before the All-Star break so that he could get in some work during the long layoff. The right-hander held the Royals to one run over 4 1/3 innings on July 8 in what was his first and only start in the majors this season.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 2 Months

Rays optioned RHP Jeremy Hellickson to Double-A Montgomery.

He'll start there on Monday, as the Rays wanted to keep him pitching over the All-Star break. Hellickson will rejoin the big league rotation soon.

Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 2 Months

Jeremy Hellickson allowed one run on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in his return to the mound against the Royals on Tuesday.

Making his season debut, Hellickson threw 84 pitches before giving way to the bullpen. The right-hander walked one and struck out two in the outing. Hellickson may get in one more start before the All-Star break -- he'd be on regular rest if he pitched Sunday, but the Rays won't need him until after the break -- but he should be a mainstay in the rotation in the second half either way.