St. Petersburg, Florida -- Among seven roster moves Friday, the Tampa Bay Rays reinstated infielder Jeff Keppinger from the disabled list, and placed outfielder Matt Joyce on the DL.
In addition to Keppinger returning, the Rays claimed 32-year-old infielder Brooks Conrad off waivers from Milwaukee, and placed him on the active roster.
They recalled pitcher Brandon Gomes from AAA Durham.
Besides putting Joyce on the disabled list, the Rays optioned outfielder Rich Thompson to Durham and designated infielder Drew Sutton for assignment.
And pitcher Joel Peralta dropped his appeal of his 8-game suspension, and will begin serving his suspension tonight, in Philadelphia.