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UPDATE, 2:38: Manager Joe Maddon said a decision is coming either later today or early Sunday on C Jose Lobaton, and all indications are that he is headed to the DL due to a sore shoulder, with Chris Gimenez expected to be called from Triple-A and in the lineup Sunday. Lobaton said he didn't feel comfortable trying to throw this morning. ... RHP Dane De La Rosa was the choice to take Josh Lueke's place in the bullpen because he has the ability to throw 40-60 pitches if needed, and the Rays wanted a fresh arm with Wade Davis off today after working three innings yesterday. ... Maddon said Jeremy Hellickson will have no restrictions in his start today.

UPDATE, 2:33: Sox lineup, with Ellsbury on the DL:
Aviles ss
Pedroia ss
Gonzalez 1b
Youkilis 3b
Ortiz dh
Ross cf
Sweeney rf
Saltalamacchia c
McDonald lf
Buccholz p

UPDATE, 12:55: Ray lineup, with Luke Scott back in:
Jennings cf,
Pena 1b,
Longoria 3b,
Joyce lf,
Zobrist rf,
Scott dh,
Keppinger 2b,
Molina c,
S-Rod ss,
Hellickson p

BREAKING: The Rays are looking to bounce back from Friday's 12-2 defeat in a 4:05 game at Fenway Park.

Jeremy Hellickson, apparently recovered from Wednesday's scary incident when he was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice, will be on the mound for the Rays. Clay Buchholz, who had a rough opening start in Detroit, is pitching for the Red Sox.

The Rays expect to know more today about the status of catcher Jose Lobaton, sidelined since leaving Thursday's game with a sore shoulder. Chris Gimenez, eligible to come off the Triple-A DL on Sunday, could be an option.

Also, RHP Dane De La Rosa joins the bullpen today, summoned from Triple-A Durham after the demotion to Josh Lueke.

Lineups when we get them.


[Last modified: Monday, May 14, 2012 12:40am]


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