The Tampa Bay Rays appear to be looking to add some punch to their bullpen.
Strickland pitched well in those two outings, striking out three with no runs allowed.
A team typically reliant on a dominant bullpen, the Rays have struggled a little in that department this season. Entering Sunday, Tampa Bay's relievers own a 4.37 ERA and 1.35 WHIP - fifth highest in the American League.
Though Strickland has struggled with his control at times this season (he's issued a career high 5.2 BB/9), he's combined to 36 strikeouts in 33 innings, a 1.91 ERA and has maintained his fastball velocity of 96.3-mph.
The 28-year-old is arbitration eligible next season and is under team control until 2022.
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