Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays at Athletics, 10:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oakland

Tonight: at A's

10:05, Oakland Coliseum

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM

Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Blake Snell (0-5, 4.85)

A'S: RH Chris Smith (0-0, 4.50)

On Snell: Hasn't pitched since July 5 vs. Cubs, when he allowed no runs but worked only five innings. Worked a career-high-matching 62/3 innings in only start vs. A's, a July 2016 no-decision.

On Smith: Debuted in majors as reliever in 2008 with Boston, made first start July 8, at age 36, getting a no-decision for six innings of work. Was 4-3, 3.16 in 15 games at Triple-A Nashville.

Rays VS. SMITH

Evan Longoria 0-for-1

Jesus Sucre 0-for-1

A'S VS. SNELL

Yonder Alonso 0-for-3

Khris Davis 2-for-3

Jed Lowrie 0-for-4

Marcus Semien 1-for-2

On deck

Wednesday: at A's, 3:35. Rays, RH Jake Faria (4-0, 2.00); A's, RH Sonny Gray (5-4, 3.72)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Rangers, 7:10. Rays, RH Alex Cobb (8-6, 3.59); Rangers, RH Yu Darvish (6-8, 3.45)

Saturday: vs. Rangers, 7:10. Rays, RH Chris Archer (7-5, 3.91); Rangers, RH Andrew Cashner (4-7, 3.54)

Sunday: vs. Rangers, 1:10. Rays, RH Jake Odorizzi (5-4, 4.63); Rangers, RH Tyson Ross (2-1, 5.33)

Rays DL

• RHP Matt Andriese, 60-day, hip stress reaction, eligible Aug. 10, targeting late August

• LHP Xavier Cedeno, 60-day, forearm tightness, eligible June 17, targeting mid August

• SS Matt Duffy, 60-day, heel surgery recovery, April 12, targeting late August

• RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 60-day, Tommy John surgery, out all of 2017

• RHP Kevin Gadea, 60-day, forearm tendinitis, June 1, unclear

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, 60-day, right hip fracture, Aug. 9, targeting early August

• RHP Diego Moreno, 60-day, shoulder bursitis, July 22, unclear

• INF Daniel Robertson, 10-day, neck spasms, July 6, targeting August

• RHP Shawn Tolleson, 60-day, Tommy John surgery, out all of 2017

• INF Rickie Weeks, 10-day, shoulder impingement, June 17, targeting late July

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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