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Cloudy Tuesday



The Rays are going through the usual pre-game work for the game with the Twins, but the threatening skies indicate it could be a short day.
Carl Crawford and B.J. Upton are not in the lineup, but Jason Bartlett, who came to the Rays from Minnesota, is, and so is 3B prospect Evan Longoria.
Here is the posted lineup:
Akinori Iwamura, 2b
Jason Bartlett, ss
Carlos Pena, 1b
Rocco Baldelli, dh
Cliff Floyd, rf
Evan Longoria, 3b
John Rodriguez, lf
Shawn Riggans, c
Jon Weber, cf

Edwin Jackson is the scheduled starter, with Treverl Miller, Kurt Birkins, Al Reyes, Dan Wheeler, Gary Glover, Scott Dohmann, Calvin Medlock and Jae Kuk Ryu all listed as well.

Manager Joe Maddon said top draft pick David Price is now scheduled to make his exhibition debut on Saturday against the Yankees in Tampa, assuming he comes through a Wednesday bullpen session okay. Closer Troy Percival is throwing a bullpen on Tuesday and will pitch on Thursday. LHP Brian Anderson, ahead of schedule in his attempted comeback from a second Tommy John surgery, was to pitch on Wednesday but the Rays changed the plan and will have him throw another bullpen session and then pitch in Saturday's game.
INF Reid Brignac, out the last week with a broken toe, is scheduled to play today.
Baldelli, being handled with care as he returns from hamstring problems, is scheduled for two at-bats

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:34am]


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