No Upton, as promised; also no Navarro
As expected, CF B.J Upton was not in the Rays lineup Saturday. Neither is C Dioner Navarro, which is a bit of a surprise.
The lineup went up late, which is often a sign that manager Joe Maddon was waiting to check on how a player may be feeling. But Navarro said he is fine, just a bit tired, and welcomed Maddon's offer for two straight days off. With Navarro out, Shawn Riggans is making back to back starts behind the plate for the first time since April 19-20.
With Upton out and a lefty starting for Texas, Maddon got creative in trying to maximize his right-handed hitters, with Ben Zobrist in center and Rocco Baldelli as the DH.