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For starters: Rays vs. Astros, weather permitting



UPDATE, 12:55: The Rays and Astros will be good to get started at least here in Port Charlotte albeit under threatening skies. For game updates, see our @TBTimes_Rays Twitter feed, which also can be viewed on the Rays page at

UPDATE, 10:50: Heads up if you are coming down for the game, skies look dark and now sounds like rain could be here around 1.

UPDATE, 8:59: Lineup for the Astros, not exactly recognizable names:

Marwin Gonzalez ss
Brandon Barnes lf
Justin Maxwell cf
Chris Carter 1b
Nate Freiman dh
Matt Dominguez 3b
Jimmy Paredes rf
Jason Jaramillo c
Jake Elmore 2b
Jordan Lyles p

UPDATE, 8:55: David Price, whose now-famous dog is known as Astro, posted this tweet this morning:

"Astro isn't too sure about me pitching against the Astros today...he said make sure I don't hit anyone."

UPDATE, 8:32: As of now, the Rays are expecting the game to start on time with the rain not arriving until mid-afternoon.

Pena is not on the travel squad which, with the Astros having a split squad, don't include many familiar names at all.

Rays lineup

Zobrist ss
Roberts 2b
Longoria 3b
Anderson lf
Duncan 1b
Myers rf
Cust dh
Fuld cf
Lobaton c
Price p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are set to the host the Houston Astros - who are now an American League team - this afternoon, with ace David Price and 3B Evan Longoria set to make their spring debuts.

Weather permitting.

Showers are forecast for Port Charlotte this afternoon, but it's not clear what impact, if any, that could have on the game.

Also unknown as of now is whether former Ray Carlos Pena, who signed with Houston, will make the trip.

Lineups soon.


[Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:57pm]


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