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For starters: Desmond Jennings to DL, lineups vs. Angels

The Rays will celebrate America’s birthday with a matinee game against the visiting Angels.

After going 5-15 during a 20-game stretch against teams either at or near the top of their division, the Rays might catch a breather during this four-game series. The Angels are struggling just as bad as the Rays, having lost five of their last six and 11 of their last 13.

The Rays placed CF Desmond Jennings on the disabled list today with a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to July 1. In his place, RHP Tyler Sturdevant was recalled from Durham to add a fresh arm to a struggling bullpen.

Also, the Rays announced RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John) will begin his minor league rehab assignment Wednesday in Port Charlotte with Class A Stone Charlotte.

Here are the lineups:



Escobar 3B

Trout CF

Pujols DH

Cron 1B

Giavotella 2B

Marte LF

Brandy C

Simmons SS

Robinson RF

Tropeano RHP (3-2, 3.25)



Forsythe 2B

Miller SS

Longoria 3B

Morrison 1B

Guyer CF

Souza RF

Dickerson LF

Arcia DH

Conger C


Moore LHP (4-5, 4.67)

[Last modified: Monday, July 4, 2016 12:35pm]


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