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For starters: Rays vs. Yanks, weather permitting



UPDATE, 1:14: The skies clearned and the Rays and Yankees starter on time, just as Dukes Knutson predicted this morning. Alex Cobb zipped through the first inning. See our @TBTimes_Rays Twitter feed for updates, also available on the Rays page on

UPDATE, 10:13
Yankees lineup:

Nunez ss,
Nix 3b,
Hafner dh,
Rivera 1b,
Cervelli c,
Mesa cf,
Neal lf,
Almonte rf,
Joseph 2b,
Nova p

UPDATE, 10:10: The Rays lineup, which doesn't include Luke Scott, who said last night he expected to play:

Jennings cf
Fontenot 2b
Johnson 1b
Anderson dh
Roberts 3b
Rodriguez lf
Myers rf
Gimenez c
Lee ss
Cobb p


DEVELOPING: It's raining this morning in Port Charlotte, but press box czar Dukes Knutson predicts the skies will clear and there will be baseball at, or around, 1 p.m, between the Rays and the Yankees.

The Rays are set to send Alex Cobb to the mound, against a squad of mostly Yankees minor-leaguers and fringe players. One of the more recognizable names on their travel squad is Dan Johnson, the 1B/DH who has hit two of the biggest homers in Rays history.

Coming off Monday's 10-inning night game, the Rays have a late report time today and no batting practice, so lineups and updates are still to come.


[Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:16pm]


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