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Rays at A's, w/no Zobrist

UPDATE, 9:02: Manager Joe Maddon said it was "just a day off" for Ben Zobrist, nothing to do with his ongoing adjustments at the plate or lcontinuing lack of power. Zobrist said he was fine with it, too. Plus, Sean Rodriguez has had good success against A's starter Gio Gonzalez in the minors so Maddon wanted him involved. And he stuck with Willy Aybar as the DH against a lefty, with Pat Burrell set to return to the lineup on Saturday. ... Maddon said he's looking at giving 1B Carlos Pena a day off during the Angels series.

DEVELOPING: The Rays are prepping to play the A's today, with a bit of a different look to their lineup as Ben Zobrist is off and Sean Rodriguez at 2B.

The Rays lineup:
Bartlett ss,
Crawford lf,
Longoria 3b,
Pena 1b,
Aybar dh,
Upton cf,
Kapler rf,
Navarro c,
Rodriguez 2b,
Price p

And for the A's:
Pennington, ss
Barton, 1b
Sweeney rf
Kouzmanoff 3b
Rosales 2b
Fox dh
Davis cf
Donaldson c
Patterson lf
Gonzalez p


[Last modified: Sunday, June 6, 2010 12:15am]


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