5 years ago

Jeff Niemann allowed one run in 2 2/3 innings to take a loss Monday against the Red Sox.

Niemann was pitching for the second time this spring after throwing two perfect innings his first time out. He'll probably be available in trade talks later this month if Roberto Hernandez and Chris Archer continue to impress. As is, he should probably still be considered the favorite to serve as the Rays' fifth starter.