Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

For starters: Gomez makes debut as Rays host Orioles

UPDATE, 10:35: Cash said Miller likely won't play again until next Tuesday at the earliest.

UPDATE, 9:22: On the matter of Sweet Caroline being played at Tuesday's Rays-Red Sox spring game in Port Charlotte, I was told it was a fill-in Stone Crabs person working in PA booth, that he has been talked to, and that song will be not be in playlist any further.

UPDATE, 8:20: 1B Brad Miller will be shut down for a couple days. He said the concern isn't the broken toe but impact on his gait, given previous hip issues and October core muscle surgery. He felt "something creeping in."

DEVELOPING: Carlos Gomez makes his official spring debut for the Rays today, starting in rightfield and hitting second against the Orioles at the Charlotte Sports Park.  Manager Kevin Cash is excited about the impact Gomez can have and said he could either anywhere from leadoff through the middle of the order.

RELATED: Gomez on critics: "If they hate me it's because I'm doing my job right."

Here is the Rays lineup:
Smith dh
Gomez rf
Span lf
Cron 1b
Sucre c
Johnson cf
Arroyo 3b
Robertson 2b
Adames ss
Snell p

Also scheduled to pitch for the Rays today:
Chirinios
Banda
Jennings
Alvarado
Roe
Runzler
Bird
Fierro

And here is the Orioles lineup:
Gentry cf
Beckham 3b
Schoop 2b
Valencia 1b
Santander rf
Hays dh
Rickard lf
Wynns c
Vielma ss
Wright p

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