September call-ups essentially already happened earlier in the season for the Tampa Bay Rays. Due to injuries, the team has had to lean on the efforts of young players for an extended period of time this season.
Kevin Kiermaier, Logan Forsythe and Jake Odorizzi are some of the players who have been recipients of the extended opportunities on the major league roster.
In a perfect scenario, these players would have been included in the group of players added to the roster for the final month of the season.
Instead, the Rays returned outfielder David DeJesus from the disabled list (fractured left hand), recalled relief pitcher Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham, recalled catcher Curt Casali from Class A-Advanced Charlotte and selected the contract of relief pitcher Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.
As the season wraps up, the new roster additions will have the opportunity to help the team close out the season.
The Rays are a very large long shot to make the postseason, currently 9.5 games out of the wild card. Ending the season above .500 is a more realistically attainable goal than qualifying for the postseason.
Here is a look at the four players recently called up by the Rays.
All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.