For starters, Rays vs. Jays

Update 5:22 p.m. INF Drew Sutton, acquired from the Pirates, is in the clubhouse, though he's not been officially activated yet.

Manager Joe Maddon said there's no news on INF Jeff Keppinger (right foot) yet, but could be an update before today's game. Keppinger is likely heading for the disabled list, with Sutton taking his place.

Sutton, 29, had a whirlwind 24 hours, having been traded twice Sunday. He was with the Braves Triple-A team playing in Rochester, N.Y. Sunday night, got pulled in the fourth inning. He was told afterwards he was getting traded to Pittsburgh and planned on driving this morning to Buffalo to join the Pirates Triple-A team.

But Sutton found out an hour later he was headed to Tampa Bay, to join the big-league club. "It was a really good surprise," he said.

Sutton has experience in all the infield spots, with Maddon saying they plan to move the switch-hitter around. Maddon said Sutton's versatility, as well as his ability to hit right-handed well contributed to the decision to acquire him.

*Jose Molina is back in the lineup, one day after getting pulled as a precaution in the seventh following getting hit in the mask with a foul tip.

Rays lineup
zobrist rf
upton cf
joyce lf
pena 1b
scott dh
rodriguez 3b
rhymes 2b
johnson ss
molina c
hellickson rhp

 

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