For starters, Rays vs. Red Sox, with Price on the mind

Alex Cobb will start tonight for the Rays.


Alex Cobb will start tonight for the Rays.

Update 3:23 p.m. The Rays have officially placed LHP David Price on the 15-day DL with a left triceps strain. LHP Alex Torres was called up from Triple-A Durham.

Developing: The Rays will wrap up a 10-game homestand tonight with a series finale against the Red Sox, but the key storyline remains the health of ace LHP David Price.

Price left in the third inning of Wednesday's start due to a left triceps strain, and while manager Joe Maddon didn't consider the injury serious, he acknowledged it was unlikely the All-Star would make his next start Monday.

They were going to wait to see how Price felt today, but there are a few options. Tampa Bay could bring up a reliever to help the bullpen, which had to cover 6 2/3 innings last night. There's been nothing official from the Rays yet, but LHP Alex Torres and RHP Alex Colome are potential temporary additions. Both are on the 40-man rosters and off to solid starts at Durham.

If it's determined Price can't make his next start, they could always call up a starter - whether that's RHP Jake Odorizzi or Chris Archer - later.

As for tonight's game, RHP Alex Cobb will start the Rays, coming off his historical - and strange - start, with the Red Sox throwing lefty Felix Doubront.

Lineups, and more, to come.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:26pm]

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