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Reyes on the DL, Switzer promoted

More bad news for the Rays as closer Al Reyes, who has been the only dependable member of their bullpen, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a "slightly strained" rotator cuff in his right shoulder and will be out at least until at least July 18.

"It seems it will only be the minimum amount of time,'' manager Joe Maddon said.

Reyes, coming back from his second Tommy John surgery, has 17 saves but has not been as sharp recently. LHP Jon Switzer was called up to replace him (rather than Chad Orvella or Seth McClung), but Gary Glover is likely to get the first shot at closing.

Also, Maddon said it is all but official that B.J. Upton, out since June 9 with a left quad strain, won't rejoin the team until after the All-Star break. He will continue his rehab at Triple-A Durham and then return to Class A Vero.

Meanwhile, as the Rays try to snap a nine-game losing streak, Greg Norton is in rightfield and Dustan Mohr in center as Delmon Young gets to DH for a day.

The lineup:
Iwamura, 3b
Crawford, lf
Harris, ss
Pena, 1b
Norton, rf
Young, dh
Wigginton, 2b
Casanova, c
Mohr, cf
Jackson, p

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

    

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