Tampa Bay Rays call up Mt. Pleasant-native Nick Ciuffo

Courtesy: Montgomery Biscuits
Courtesy: Montgomery Biscuits
Updated: Sep. 3, 2018 at 4:22 PM EDT
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(WCSC) - Mount Pleasant-native Nick Ciuffo is headed to the big leagues.

The Tampa Bay Rays recalled the catcher to join them Monday. Ciuffo will be in uniform when the Rays visit the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ciuffo played in 60 games for the Durham Bulls which is the Rays AAA affiliate. He was hitting .262 with 5 homers and 28 RBI.

The Lowcountry product spent time with the Rays during spring training earlier this year but was suspended 50 games for a second failed drug test.