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For starters, Rays vs. Royals, with a Cobb update



The Rays will wrap up their 10-game homestand today with a Father's Day matinee with the Royals, with ex-Ray RHP Wade Davis starting for Kansas City.


But the biggest - and best - news so far is that RHP Alex Cobb is scheduled to get released from the hospital today.

Cobb, who suffered a mild concussion when getting struck by an Eric Hosmer line drive in the fifth inning Saturday, also got treated for an issue with draining in his ear, but otherwise, all tests came back normal, the team said.

Cobb is not expected at the ballpark today, and will go on the 7-day concussion disabled list, with no timetable on his return. RHP Josh Lueke was called up, and will be here today.

In other pre-game news, LHP David Price (left triceps strain), who experienced soreness following Friday's simulated game, won't start a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday. He will play catch today and tommorrow, with a bullpen Wednesday. From there, they'll see how he feels. While Price didn't label it a setback, it does appear like it might push back Price's scheduled return, which was late June.

*RHP Brandon Gomes (lat strain) and Juan Carlos Oviedo( Tommy John surgery) each threw their first bullpen sessions, and all went well.

As for today's game, Luke Scott will get the start in leftfield, and back in the three spot, after going 5-for-6 in his past three games.


Rays lineup
Joyce rf
Zobrist 2b
Scott lf
Longoria dh
Loney 1b
Jennings cf
Johnson 3b
Molina c
Escobar ss
Hernandez rhp

Royals lineup
Gordon lf
Hosmer 1b
Perez c
Butler dh
Lough cf
Moustakas 3b
Johnson 2b
Francoeur rf
Escobar ss
Davis rhp

[Last modified: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:35pm]


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