Rays forced to reverse course after MLB denies roster moves

The Tampa Bay Rays withdrew their transactions of placing reliever Andrew Kittredge on the 60-day injured list and selecting the contract of right-hander Trevor Kelley to the 40-man roster.

The decision on Friday came after the commissioner's office failed to approve Thursday's transactions.

Tampa Bay could select Kelley to the roster March 15 or later.

Kittredge is recovering from Tommy John surgery and last pitched on June 7. The right-hander went 3-1 with five saves and a 3.15 ERA in 17 games last year.

Kelley appeared in 18 games with Milwaukee in 2022, going 1-0 with a 6.08 ERA. He also been with Boston and Philadelphia.