Outfielder Kevin Kiermaier felt pretty good about his minor-league season after starring at Double-A Montgomery and advancing for the first time to Triple-A Durham.

He was down from his Fort Wayne Ind. home for a hitting camp at the Rays training facility in Port Charlotte last week when team officials told him Friday that with centerfielder Desmond Jennings limited by a strained hamstring they wanted him to stick around and keep working out.

Then Sunday night while he was watching Breaking Bad he got a call from minor-league official Jeff McLerran with breaking news: He was being flown to Texas with the possibility of joining the team.

"I was like 'Oh my gosh this is nuts' " Kiermaier 23 said. "I was so caught up in the moment."

Being driven to Tampa airport by an intern Monday morning was cool and his first experience flying first class was memorable. But the biggest thrill came Monday afternoon when he was told he had been added to the 40- and 25-man rosters to add late-inning defense had a jersey (No. 41) and was sharing a locker with Wil Myers in the cramped Ballpark in Arlington clubhouse.