For starters: Rays at Orioles, on Price's day
UPDATE, 6:05: Maddon said Moore is progressing well, but a return vs. the Angels might be a liilte quick, more likely on the west coast trip as he may need two sim games or a rehab start. ... Maddon said he won't change catching plans based on Lobaton's weekend success, still sees it as more or less 50-50 split.
UPDATE, 4:58: Great note the folks at the Elias Sports Bureau, who discovered that Jose Lobaton
was the first catcher with a walk-off triple and a walk-off HR in same season since 1917, when Wally Schang did so for the Philadelpia A's.
UPDATE, 4:52: Jennings is at the top of the lineup and said he felt fine hitting and catching the ball on Sunday, and will wear a brace on the finger on the bases. ... Matt Moore was encouraged after playing catch again on Monday and said there are tentative plans to throw a bullpen on Wednesday and a simulated game on Saturday which, if all goes well, could put him back in the rotation next week vs. the Angels. ... Gomes said it felt good to be pitching again and he hopes to be back in the big leagues soon.
UPDATE, 3:22: Jennings is activated off the DL, and Gomes is optioned back to Durham.
DEVELOPING: The Rays open a key series with the Orioles tonight and have ace LHP David Price on the mound.
The Orioles, however, are starting All-Star RHP Chris Tillman as they seek to make up ground on the Rays in the wild-card and AL East races.
The Rays should know decide early this afternoon on the status of CF Desmond Jennings, who is hoping to be activated from the disabled list. He tested his previously fractured left middle finger on Sunday playing for Class A Charlotte.
If Jennings is ready to go as expected, RHP Brandon Gomes is expected to be sent back to Durham.
Price is undefeated in seven starts at Camden Yards, going 3-0 with a 3.20 ERA.
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