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UPDATED: For starters, Rays at Reds, with Ramos to start Sunday

The Rays made it official earlier today in calling up OF Kevin Kiermaier, who takes the place of reliever Jeff Beliveau.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

The Rays made it official earlier today in calling up OF Kevin Kiermaier, who takes the place of reliever Jeff Beliveau.

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UPDATE, 6:05: The Rays will start LHP Cesar Ramos on Sunday, but are expected to call up LHP Erik Bedard and have him work out of the bullpen, essentially taking Ramos' place as the long reliever.

As for today's game, manager Joe Maddon said he started Matt Joyce ahead of David DeJesus in LF, and batted him third, because he has been swinging a hot bat.

Here are the lineups:
RAYS
Zobrist 2b
Jennings cf
Joyce lf
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Myers rf
Escobar ss
Molina c
Price p

REDS
Hamilton cf
Phillips 2b
Votto 1b
Ludwick lf
Bruce rf
Frazier 3b
Mesoraco c
Cozart ss
Cueto p

DEVELOPING: The Rays open their first interleague series of the season tonight in Cincinnati along the banks of the Ohio River.

Ace David Price will be on the mound against Reds' RHP Johnny Cueto.

The Rays made it official earlier today in calling up OF Kevin Kiermaier, who takes the place of reliever Jeff Beliveau (who took the place of injured starter Matt Moore) to give them an extra position player at least for the first two games of the NL rules series.

The Rays are expected to announce today their starter for Sunday, picking between long reliever Cesar Ramos and veteran Erik Bedard, who is at Triple-A.

Dave Parker is expected to visit the Rays clubhouse today.

[Last modified: Friday, April 11, 2014 6:08pm]

    

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