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For starters, Rays vs. Yankees, with Upton out



UPDATE, 10:19: Upton was scratched from the lineup after "coming in a little bit sore," Maddon said. Brignac is feeling better but there is no date for his return.

New Rays lineup should look like this:
Zobrist rf
Scott dh
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Joyce lf
Keppinger 2b
Molina c
S-Rod ss
Feliciano cf

UPDATE, 9:10: Yankees lineup includes A-Rod, Cano, Teixeira.

The lineup:
Martin c
Cano 2b
A-Rod 3b
Teixeira 1b
Ibanez dh
Nunez ss
Wise cf
Garner lf
Dickerson rf
Hughes p

UPDATE, 8:32: SS Reid Brignac seemed to be moving around well on his injured right foot in the clubhouse and said he was "feeling a lot better today,'' though did not yet have a set return. ... He did say the lunch menu includes red beans, jambalaya, bread pudding and boudin (different types of sausage).

BREAKING: The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today for an ESPN-televised game against the Yankees.

They're starting closer Kyle Farnsworth, a move designed to have scheduled started Jeff Niemann work in a minor-league game (where he won't be facing a divisional opponent) and to get innings for their relievers against front-line hitters.

Also scheduled to work are Burke Badenhop, Brandon Gomes, J.P. Howell, Jake McGee, Cesar Ramos.

Here is the lineup, with B.J. Upton back and most of the regulars in there:

Upton cf
Scott dh
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Zobrist rf
Joyce lf
Keppinger 2b,
Molina c
S-Rod ss
Farnsworth p


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