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UPDATE, 2:53: Moore was not sharp, allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks and a wild pitch, throwing only 24 of his 49 pitches for strikes and working from behind almost the entire time. He said he felt fine but had some mechanical issues that he is starting to work out.

UPDATE, 1:09: Rays and Twins are underway on a beautiful day in Fort Myers. For updates, follow our @TBTimes_Rays Twitter feed, which also can be viewed on the Rays page on

UPDATE, 12:44: Maddon said OF Sam Fuld has been sidelined due to tightness in his right hamstring, but nothing serious. Also, that he would expect Luke Scott back in the lineup by the this weekend.

Twins lineup:
Benson cf
Carroll 2b
Willingham lf
Doumit c
Plouffe dh
Boggs rf
Rohlfing 1b
Olemdo 3b
Florimon ss
Hendicks p

UPDATE, 8:09: The Rays do have most of their starters playing, and Loney is back. Also top prospect OF Wil Myers gets another start today.

Jennings cf
Johnson 2b
Longoria 3b
Joyce lf
Escobar ss
Loney 1b
Anderson dh
Myers rf
Lobaton c
Moore p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are in Fort Myers today to play the Twins, with LHP Matt Moore on the mound for his second appearance of the spring.

Most of the regulars are scheduled to play, including 3B Evan Longoria. 1B James Loney is expected to return after skipping Monday's workout due to allergy issues.

The Rays are off Wednesday and then in Bradenton vs. the Pirates on Thursday.

Lineups soon.


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 2:55pm]


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