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For starters: Rays at Jays, on Victoria Day

Jake Odorizzi makes his debut for the Rays after being acquired in December from the Royals.

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Jake Odorizzi makes his debut for the Rays after being acquired in December from the Royals.

UPDATE, 12:27: Maddon said he got a good vibe from seeing Odorizzi last night and this morning in the hotel lobby and the clubhouse. ... C Jose Molina ran today and is feeling better. Maddon said Molina, who left Saturday game with left hamsting tightness, is available today and "hopefully he can play tomorrow.'' ... Maddon said wished it hadn't rained in New York on Sunday, leading the Jays to push knuckleballer R.A. Dickey back to today's start.

Jays lineup:
Cabrera lf
Bautista rf
Encarnacion 1b
Lind dh
Lawrie 3b
Rasmus cf
Bonifacio 2b
Blanco c
Kawasaki ss
Dickey p

 

DEVELOPING: Coming off an impressive three-game sweep of the Orioles, the Rays have a holiday matinee date with the Jays today on Victoria Day.

It will be a special day for RHP Jake Odorizzi as well, as he makes his debut for the Rays after being acquired in the December trade - with that Wil Myers guy - for James Shields.

Odorizzi will be only the 17th starter used by the Rays since the start of the '08 season, three fewer than any other team (Giants 20) and eight fewer than any AL team (Twins 25). The Jays have used 35 in that stretch.

Odorizzi also, at 23 years and 54 days, will be the youngest righthander to start for the Rays since Edwin Jackson made his debut at age 22 in 2006.

The Rays will give Sam Fuld a start today in leftfield as they have to face knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, who was supposed to pitch on Sunday in New York but got rained out.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Jennings cf
Joyce rf
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Scott dh
Fuld lf
Lobaton c
Escobar ss
Odorizzi p

The Jays made a roster move, calling up OF Anthony Gose.

[Last modified: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:30pm]

    

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