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For starters: Rays vs. Tigers, at the Trop

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UPDATE, 12;15: Cobb will pitch in a simulated game at the Trop during Monday's workout rather than in the minor-league on Sunday in Port Charlotte. ... Roberto Hernandez threw 3 innings (48 pitches) in a minor-league game on Saturday vs. the Orioles.

UPDATE, 11:06: Sam Fuld was scratched from today's lineup with an upset stomach. Sean Rodriguez will hit in his place and play rightfield.

Jennings cf
Fuld Rodriguez rf
Zobrist 2b
Joyce lf
Roberts 3b
Escobar ss
Loney 1b
Molina c
Johnson dh
Moore p

 

UPDATE, 10:49: Tigers lineup:

Jackson cf
Hunter rf
Martinez dh
Tuiasosopo 1b
Peralta ss
Infante 2b
Pena c
McVaney lf
Kelly 3b
Fister p

UPDATE, 10:37: Longoria is not playing for the Rays for a second straight day, saying he feels he got enough at-bats and wants to "be fresh" for the opener. .. With Luke Scott likely going on the DL, Sam Fuld could end up with more playing time. ... RHP Alex Cobb, who is the fifth starter and pitches Saturday, will work in a minor-league instrasquad game on Sunday in Port Charlotte. ... Maddon said even with Scott out he likely will leave Longoria in the cleanup spot at least vs. RHPs.

Here is today's lineup:

Jennings cf
Fuld rf
Zobrist 2b
Joyce lf
Roberts 3b
Escobar ss
Loney 1b
Molina c
Johnson dh
Moore p

DEVELOPING: The Rays play their final game of the spring today, hosting the Tigers in a 1:10 game at Tropicana Field.

Matt Moore will be on the mound. looking to put a good finish on what has been a bad spring, and the Rays plan to use most of their relievers in a tuneup for Tuesday's season opener vs. the Orioles.

The big news of the day should be the status of Luke Scott, who seems headed to the DL when calf tightness forced him from a minor-league game after one at-bat. He was to get an MRI later Friday.

If he is out, the replacements is expected to come from a group of players already on the 40-man roster such as Stephen Vogt, Chris Gimenez or Brandon Guyer. If it were to be a longer-term issue, they could look to add a non-roster player such as Shelley Duncan or Leslie Anderson.

Lineups soon.

 



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