Jeremy Hellickson sent to minors

Updated: August 27, 2013, 11:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned Jeremy Hellickson to Class A Charlotte to allow the right-hander some extra rest before the September stretch run.

The team announced the move before Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

Hellickson, whom Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon says is healthy, is not expected to pitch in the minors and should rejoin the team early next month.

Hellickson (10-8) allowed five runs in just 2 2-3 innings -- his shortest ...

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