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For starters, Rays-Angels, with Aybar at second



UPDATE, 9:06: Not much news from Joe Maddon's pre-game session, though it sounds as though RHP Chad Bradford could be ready to come off the DL by this weekend, and the Rays will meet Tuesday to draft a schedule for 2B Akinori Iwamura to start a rehab assignment which could run the full 20 days.

Executive VP Andrew Friedman said they will continue to explore waiver wire acquisitions, but he doesn't necessarily think it's likely they will add anyone else.

DEVELOPING: The Rays also have it tough in Anaheim, and they'll try to make up for their lost weekend in Seattle starting tonight.

 The lineup looks as expected, with Willy Aybar at second base and Ben Zobrist in rightfield, to start anyway, and Gregg Zaun making his second start behind the plate.

No sign, yet anyway, of Troy Percival, who was invited by manager Joe Maddon to stop in.

The lineup:
Bartlett, ss
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Zobrist, rf
Pena, 1b
Burrell, dh
Aybar, 2b
Zaun, c
Upton, cf
Garza, p

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