Rays say Jeremy Hellickson will start for Double-A Montgomery on Sunday.
The Rays are taking it slow with Hellickson, and rightfully so. While it's tough to put too much stock into rehab start numbers, the fact that he's allowed 45 hits inn 27.2 innings and hasn't thrown above the High-A level yet is a bit disconcerting. The 29:6 K:BB has been solid, but there's simply no life and no movement to his pitches right now. Perhaps things will have the opportunity to change with a move to Double-A and eventually Triple-A, but given Hellickson's track record, he's not one to trust until he shows a little something more positive in his rehab work. ANALYST: Howard Bender