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For starters, Rays-Yankees, the day after, with no Upton



UPDATE, 6:13: Upton said he expected to play today, Maddon said he gave him the day off to make sure he didn't reinjure his left ankle that had been sprained and plans to start him Thursday. Maddon also indicated that Chris Richard will play more often at first base, and that Dale Thayer is here primarily as backup.

DEVELOPING: The Rays will try to snap their season-high six-game losing streak tonight, with the addition of Dale Thayer to the bullpen.

There's no batting practice on the field for the Rays after Monday's long day, and the team bus was pushed back a bit.

Here is the Rays lineup, with Evan Longoria back in the No. 3 hole, Chris Richard at first and without B.J. Upton:
Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Longoria 3b
Zobrist cf
Burrell dh
Richard 1b
Zaun c
Gross rf
Iwamura 2b
Price p

Here is the Yankees lineup, with Derek Jeter continuing his pursuit of Lou Gehrig's Yankees all-time hit record at DH and ex-Ray Chad Gaudin on the mound.

Jeter, DH
Damon, lf
Teixieira, 1b
Rodriguez, 3b
Swisher, rf
Posada, c
Cano, 2b
Cabrera, cf
Hairston, ss
Gaudin, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:51am]


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