But between now and Monday -- when Price was to start next -- they will have to decide how to fill his spot in the rotation.
Torres has been primarily a starter at Triple-A and could be a candidate if he isn't used heavily over the weekend. Plus, he has major-league experience.
But more likely, the Rays, who defeated the Orioles 12-10 Friday, will make another move to summon a starter.
The leading candidate would be right hander Jake Odorizzi, who has been Durham's best starter this season and happens to be on the same schedule as Price, so he would be on full rest Monday after throwing 86 pitches on Wednesday. Odorizzi was acquired from Kansas City in the James Shields trade.
The Rays' top starting prospect is right hander Chris Archer, though he is working his way back to top form after two abbreviated outings -- and a skipped start -- after being hit twice by comebackers.
The fact that Archer was allowed to make his scheduled start on Thursday, albeit limited to 75 pitches, seemed to be a sign he was not the likely choice.
Both Archer and Odorizzi have limited big-league experience.
A fourth candidate would be right hander Alex Colome, though he has no big-league time.
NEXT: Rays (Roberto Hernandez, 2-4, 4.43) at Orioles (Jair Jurrjens, 0-0, 0.00 ERA)
DH Luke Scott was moved down in the lineup Friday against the Orioles, going from second to sixth in the order. Scott went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored. He also walked twice.
RHP Roberto Hernandez, who is scheduled to start Saturday's game, allowed two runs on five hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings in a 4-2 victory over the Padres. It was one of his best starts of the season for the Rays and he picked up his first win since April 21.
RHP Austin Hubbard was promoted Friday from Class-A Advanced affiliate Charlotte to the Triple-A Durham Bulls. Hubbard pitches out of the bullpen and was 1-0 with a 3.00 over 18 innings for Charlotte.
RHP Fernando Rodney said he was available to pitch in Friday's series opener against the Orioles even though he threw 35 pitches the previous night, but manager Joe Maddon decided not to use him. Rodney blew a save Thursday against the Red Sox by allowing a three-run double to Will Middlebrooks in the ninth inning for a 4-3 loss.
RF Matt Joyce was back in the starting lineup Friday against the Orioles. He did not start Thursday against Boston but entered in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter and went 0-for-2. Joyce was 1-for-5 against the Orioles and is batting .229.
"We've lost some huge leads. But we have bounced in a good way. That's the one part of baseball that is probably the most devastating within a group is to lose leads, late, often. That is not good."—Manager Joe Maddon, whose team has given up the lead after the seventh inning eight times this season but held on to beat the Orioles 12-10 Friday.
LHP David Price (left triceps strain) went on the 15-day disabled list May 16. He is expected to miss the minimum two weeks or only slightly more, according to manager Joe Maddon.
RHP Brandon Gomes (right lat strain) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 8 and is expected to be ready on, or close to, his eligible date on May 22.
RHP Jeff Niemann (sore right shoulder) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 28, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 16. He had season-ending surgery April 10 to repair his rotator cuff and labrum. The expected recovery time is nine-to-12 months.
RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo (Tommy John surgery in September 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list on March 31. He will spend most of the season rehabbing his elbow, with the possibility he could help the Rays in September. Plus, the team holds a 2014 option.
RHP Jeremy Hellickson
RHP Roberto Hernandez
LHP Matt Moore
RHP Alex Cobb
RHP Fernando Rodney (closer)
RHP Joel Peralta
LHP Jake McGee
RHP Kyle Farnsworth
LHP Cesar Ramos
RHP Jamey Wright
RHP Josh Lueke
LHP Alex Torres
1B James Loney
2B Kelly Johnson
SS Yunel Escobar
3B Evan Longoria
DH Luke Scott
INF Ryan Roberts
INF/OF Sean Rodriguez
LF Sam Fuld
CF Desmond Jennings
RF Ben Zobrist
OF Matt Joyce