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Rays vs. D-backs, w/Uptons all around



UPDATE, 6:06: Maddon said Joyce is up here to play, and when Carl Crawford returns Joyce will see some time in rightfield and at DH against right-handed pitchers. And with OF Gabe Kapler returning as soon as next Tuesday, that could force another interesting roster move, perhaps involving DH Hank Blalock. Other options to go would include Willy Aybar, Sean Rodriguez or Reid Brignac. ... Maddon also said there could be more of an impact on Arizona start Edwin Jackson about facing his old team than for the Rays hitters in facing him.

DEVELOPING: The Rays and D-backs are preparing for what will be the first meeting of Upton brothers. For the Rays, as expected, Carl Crawford is not in the lineup and Matt Joyce is. Also, they are facing former teammate Edwin Jackson.

The Rays:
Jaso c
Zobrist rf
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Joyce lf
Upton cf
Blalock dh
Rodriguez 2b
Bartlett ss
Niemann p

And for the D-backs:

Johnson dh
Drew ss
J. Upton rf
Montero c
Young cf
LaRoche 1b
Reynolds 3b
Parra lf
Abreu 2b
Jackson p


[Last modified: Sunday, July 25, 2010 12:15am]


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