For starters, Rays vs. Yankees, trying again to bounce back
UPDATE, 5:52: RHP Brad Boxberger will remain the Rays de facto closer despite his recent struggles as with LHP Jake McGee out the Rays don't have another true option. There seems to be a reluctance to push RHP Alex Colome, who has just transitioned to late-inning bullpen work, into the ninth. ... Cash said Mahtook earned the playing time, though also that they wanted to get Souza a day off as he makes his return the DL. ... C Curt Casali (hamstring) and OF Desmond Jennings (knee) continue workouts but Cash said there is no timetable yet for their returns, but it won't be until the weekend at the soonest. .... LHP Xavier Cedeno (left side tightness) threw another bullpen and felt good, and said he is likely to face some hitters on Thursday in a simulated game and then hopes to return to action. ... Boxing legend Jake LaMotta was at the Trop and on the field in a wheelchair prior to signing autographs at the Ted Williams Museum.
DEVELOPING: After yet another tough loss on Monday night, when closer Brad Boxberger blew another save, the Rays will try to bounce back tonight as they take on the Yankees again at the Trop.
RHP Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, seeking to improve his fortunes against the Yankees - and catcher Brian McCann specifically. The Yankees are starting RHP Adam Warren.
One interesting note to the Rays lineup, Mikie Mahtook starting in RF ahead of Steven Souza Jr.