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For starters: Rays at Marlins, with Mahtook in CF

Matt Moore, who has been struggling in his last five starts, will be on the mound for the Rays.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Matt Moore, who has been struggling in his last five starts, will be on the mound for the Rays.

UPDATE, 6:25: Cash said again they will use a mix and match apporach in replacing Kiermaier, with Mahtook and Jennings primarily, but also Guyer. ... Even though Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is struggling, 5-for-his-last-52, Cash said they consider him very dangerous. .. RHP Brad Boxberger was sharp in his last rehab outing on Sunday but will make at least one more before rejoining Rays. ... RHP Tyler Sturdevant was emotional in talking about making it to the majors for the first time after eight seasons in the minors. Cash said they are happy for him and excited to see what he can do.

DEVELOPING: After their rough weekend in Detroit, where they lost two games and CF Kevin Kiermaier to a broken left hand, the Rays are in Miami tonight to open a two-game series with the Marlins here, then head home to play them two more at the Trop.

Mikie Mahtook, called up on Sunday to take Kiermaier's place on the roster, will get his first chance to replace him in the field, starting tonight in CF. Taylor Motter, who grew up Palm Beach Gardens, will start at shortstop tonight.

LHP Matt Moore, who has been struggling in his last five starts, will be on the mound for the Rays, and also batting as the games are being played under NL rules. LHP Wei-Yin Chen, formerly with the Orioles, will start for the Marlins.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Guyer lf,
Mahtook cf,
Longoria 3b,
Pearce 1b,
Souza RF,
Beckham 2b,
Motter ss,
Casali c,
Moore p

And here is the Marlins lineup:

Ichiro LF,
Prado 3B,
Realmuto C,
Stanton RF,
Ozuna CF,
Johnson 1B,
Rojas 2B,
Hechavarria SS,
Chen P

 

[Last modified: Monday, May 23, 2016 6:27pm]

    

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