For starters, Rays vs. Cardinals

Jake Odorizzi – who grew up about a half hour east of St. Louis – will face the team he grew up rooting for.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Jake Odorizzi – who grew up about a half hour east of St. Louis – will face the team he grew up rooting for.

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UPDATE, 6:20: For those wondering about the status of hitting coach Derek Shelton, Maddon made it clear that he does not consider Shelton to blame for the offensive struggles and is not considering a change.

"Zero percent is Shelty's fault,'' Maddon said.

The 5:45 announcement was the signing of 1st-round draft pick Casey Gillaspie.

UPDATE, 5:02: Manager Joe Maddon reiterated that he doesn't have a new closer in mind after pulling the title from Grant Balfour on Monday. LHP Jake McGee and RHP Joel Peralta could get some of those opportunities - and Balfour might, too.

C Ryan Hanigan (hamstring) said he feels fine after his rehab start Monday for the Class-A Stone Crabs and that he'll be ready to return to the Rays tomorrow.

The Rays said they will have some news to announce before tonight's game, so stay tuned.

Rays lineup:

Jennings CF

Kiermaier RF

Longoria 3B

Loney 1B

Zobrist SS

DeJesus DH

Joyce LF

Forsythe 2B

Molina C

Odorizzi RHP

 

DEVELOPING: The Rays are back at Tropicana Field to start a two-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Rays have lost 13 of their last 14 games and face a tough challenge today in RHP Adam Wainwright, one of the NL’s top pitchers. RHP Jake Odorizzi – who grew up about a half hour east of St. Louis – will face the team he grew up rooting for.

Lineups and more when they’re available.

 

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