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For starters, Rays vs. O's with Damon scratched



Update 12:37 p.m. Not a lot of good news early on today at Tropicana Field, with manager Joe Maddon saying he "would bet" that 3B Evan Longoria (left oblique) is headed for the disabled list, with a minimum stint of three weeks. They haven't made a final decision, awaiting his MRI results, but Maddon said they could make a roster move before today's game.

*Speaking of today's game, LF Johnny Damon was a late scratch from the lineup due to tightness in his right calf. Damon said he just woke up with the calf sore, and isn't sure why, but said "maybe from the turf" at Tropicana Field. Sam Fuld will step in and play left, with Matt Joyce playing rightfield.

RHP Wade Davis will make his first start of the season, with the Orioles throwing their top pitching prospect, LHP Zach Britton, who was just called up this weekend.

Here's the new Rays lineup

Upton cf
E johnson ss
zobrist 2b
Ramirez dh
Shoppach c
Rodriguez 3b
D Johnson 1b
Joyce rf
Fuld lf
Davis rhp

Developing: Rays Longo-less lineup: Upton cf, Damon lf, Zobrist 2b, Manny DH, Shoppach c, S-Rod 3b, E. Johnson ss, D. Johnson 1b, Fuld rf, Davis p

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 12:15am]


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