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For starters: Rays vs. Mariners; Longoria out, Souza to DL

Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, making his second big-league start overall and first since his recall.

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Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, making his second big-league start overall and first since his recall.

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UPDATE, 12:46: Though the Rays will not be on Fox Sports Sun today, the game can be seen on MLB Network.

Here is the Mariners lineup:
Marte ss
Gutierrez rf
Cano 2b
Cruz dh
Lee 1b
Seager 3b
Iannetta c
Aoki lf
O'Malley cf
Paxton p



UPDATE, 12;38: Evan Longoria is out of the Rays lineup today due to soreness in his left forearm, but is hopeful to return on Friday. He said this is a similar to what bothered him in Arizona last week and he was able to to return the next day. ... OF Steven Souza Jr. was placed on the DL with what the Rays are calling a hip strain. The expectation is that he won't be out much more than the 15 days. ...

Here is the Rays lineup:

Forsythe 2b,
Mahtook RF,
Pearce DH,
Morrison 1b,
Jennings cf,
Beckham SS,
Motter 3b,
Decker lf,
Casali c,
Snell p

DEVELOPING: After staying up late for Wednesday's 13-inning walkoff win, the Rays are back at it early today seeking a series sweep of the Mariners in a 1:10 start.

Touted prospect LHP Blake Snell will be on the mound for the Rays, making his second big-league start overall and first since his recall.

The Rays have to make room on the roster to add Snell, with the possibility of OF Steven Souza Jr. going to the DL.

The Rays are also monitoring the status of 3B Evan Longoria, who left Wednesday's game with left forearm soreness.

The Mariners are starting LHP James Paxton.

Lineups when available.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:55pm]

    

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