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For starters: Rays vs. Marlins, in another matinee

Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.


Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays.

UPDATE, 11:59: 2B Logan Forsythe said he is feeling better, and is targeting the next homestand, June 10-19, for his return. He took ground balls on Wednesday, his first baseball activity since having his left shoulder franctured by a Felix Hernandez pitch on May 9. … RHP Ryan Garton said he heard from close to 100 friends and relatives after his unexpected promotion to the majors on Wednesday. … With Tim Beckham sent down, the Rays have Pearce at 2B and Motter at 3b.

UPDATE, 11:22: The Rays are giving Evan Longoria a DH day, with Taylor Motter starting at 3B.

Rays lineup:

  1. Guyer cf
  2. Miller ss
  3. Longoria dh
  4. Pearce 2b
  5. Souza rf
  6. Morrison 1b
  7. Dickerson lf
  8. Motter 3b
  9. Casali c
  • Smyly p

And the Marlins lineup, again without Yelich and Stanton:

  1. Hechavarria ss
  2. Prado 3b
  3. Ozuna cf
  4. Realmuto dh
  5. Gillespie rf
  6. Johnson 1b
  7. Dietrich lf
  8. Rojas 2b
  9. Mathis c
  • Fernandez p


DEVELOPING: After Wednesday's frustrating loss, the Rays are back on the field early again today, with a 1:10 finale to the home and home Citrus Series.

While LHP Drew Smyly will be on the mound for the Rays, there spotlight will be on Marlins starter Jose Fernandez, the Cuban-born product of Tampa's Alonso High who is off to a great start.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:04pm]


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