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Navarro out of lineup, but available



Dioner Navarro is out of the lineup, but manager Joe Maddon said the All-Star catcher is available for late-inning duty (if necessary) and his status is day-to-day.

Navarro, who came out of Tuesday's game with cramps in both hamstrings, underwent an MRI Wednesday and everything was fine, Maddon said.

"We may even have to back off him tomorrow, I'm not sure yet, but he's available for duty if necessary," Maddon said.

*In other pre-game medical notes, 3B Evan Longoria (fractured right wrist) said he took some dry swings with a wiffle bat and everything went well. The Rays are still hoping for a return for the Yankees series next week, Sept 2-4 at the Trop


Iwamura, 2b

Upton, cf

Pena, 1b

Baldelli, dh

Aybar, 3b

Zobrist, lf

Riggans, c

Ruggiano, rf

Bartlett, ss

Garza, RHP


Inglett, 2b

Scutaro, 3b

Rios, rf

Wells, cf

Lind, lf

Overbay, 1b

Stairs, dh

Barajas, c

McDonald, ss

Purcey, LHP


[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:38am]


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