Originally created 05/06/04

Devil Rays demote Rolls, promote Cummings



ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays sent slumping infielder-outfielder Damian Rolls to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday and called up veteran outfielder Midre Cummings, who last played in the majors in 2001.

The 32-year-old Cummings was hitting .349 with nine doubles, two triples, five home runs and 20 RBIs in 22 games for Durham. He previously played 436 major league games for the Pirates, Phillies, Red Sox, Twins and Diamondbacks. A first-round pick of Minnesota in 1990, Cummings spent last season with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate in Iowa.

Rolls was hitting .128 with no homers and one RBI in 14 games. He hit .255 with seven homers and 46 RBIs in 107 games for the Devil Rays last season.