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Dukes not starting

Rays outfielder Elijah Dukes was at Tropicana Field and working out but is not in the starting lineup for the game against the Mariners. The team said he would not be available to the media today. About 4 p.m. he went into a 5-minute meeting with manager Joe Maddon. The Rays had made no additional comment on his situation in which his wife said he threatened her and their children. B.J. Upton is starting in centerfield and batting leadoff in Dukes' place.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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