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UPDATE, 9:41: Here is the Rays lineup:

Jennings lf
Rhymes 2b
Joyce dh
S-Rod ss
Lobaton c
Fuld cf
Johnson 3b
Mangini 1b
Feliciano rf
Davis p

BREAKING: The Rays had an early bus for the nearly 3-hour ride to Jupiter this morning, with a 10 a.m. arrival planned.

Wade Davis will be on the mound, pitching this spring to keep his spot in the rotation. No lineup yet, but the travel squad was to include Sean Rodriguez, Sam Fuld, Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce.

A couple of injury-related notes from our man Joe Smith back in Port Charlotte:

* CF B.J. Upton, sidelined since the collision with Desmond Jennings last Wednesday, plans to take batting practice this morning and said there's a "50-50" chance he'll play in a minor-league game.

* SS Reid Brignac did not make the trip to Jupiter as planned, sidelined after getting a cortisone shot in his right foot. Not sure as to the exact injury yet.

* C Robinson Chirinos, out for more than a week since sustaining a concussion, was in the clubhouse in Port Charlotte, saying he was feeling better and would be tested today and Friday, with the possibility of resuming baseball activities by the weekend.

Here is the Marlins lineup:

Coghlan LF
Solano SS
Ramirez 3B
Sanchez 1B
Buck C
Kearns RF
Petersen CF
Murphy 2B
Johnson, P

[Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:40am]


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