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For starters: Rays at Orioles, with Miller in LF

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UPDATE, 5:50: #Rays Cash said having Miller able to play LF increases '17 roster options but he still considers him their primary 1B. That could change if they were to find another 1B. ... Franklin said hamstring was more sore than he expected but still hopes to return this year. Cash said they'll take it, yep, day to day. .. Franklin said hamstring was more sore than he expected but still hopes to return this year. Cash said they'll take it, yep, day to day. ... Decker had flight issues, should be here by gametime. Provides LH bat off bench with Franklin out. ... Morrison has not made decision to have surgery on wrist, will get second opinion on Monday. Morrison was moved to the 60-day DL to make room for Decker.

Orioles lineup:
Jones cf
Kim lf
Machado 3b
Davis 1b
Schoop 2b
Alvarez dh
Wieters c
Hardy ss
Bourn rf
Jimenez p

UPDATE, 4:45: The Rays have Brad Miller in LF tonight, which is an interesting development as far as his 2017 role. He had played OF with Mariners.

Rays lineup:
Forsythe 2b,
Kiermaier cf,
Longoria 3b,
Miller lf,
Dickerson dh,
Souza rf,
Shaffer 1b,
Ramirez ss,
Wilson c,
Archer p

 

DEVELOPING: The Rays are looking to make it four straight wins against AL East contenders tonight when they take on the Orioles at 7:05.

At the same time, RHP Chris Archer is looking to avoid a team-record-breaking 19th loss. He earned his 18th, matching Tanyon Sturtze's mark from 2002, in his last start on Saturday in New York, though pitching well overall.

The Orioles are starting RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, who shackled the Rays earlier this month at the Trop, throwing a two-hit complete game.

With INF/OF Nick Franklin straining a hamstring in Thursday's game, the Rays are looking for reinforcements, with OF Jaff Decker, who finished the season at Triple-A Durham, a likely possibility to at least add a lefty bat to the thin bench.

Lineups when available.

 

 

[Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2016 5:50pm]

    

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