Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Twins Saturday preview

Today: at Twins

4:10, Target Field, Minneapolis

TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (3-0, 2.36)

TWINS: RH Ervin Santana (1-4, 4.13)

On Andriese: Allowed Royals two runs (one earned) over seven innings in Monday no-decision. Has allowed just a .198 average and .508 OPS in his five starts. Threw three innings vs. Twins in relief in August.

On Santana: Coming off seven-inning outing vs. A's, allowing three runs but taking the loss. Is 6-6, 5.34 in 15 starts vs. Rays, last in August 2015 as he allowed five runs on eight hits in 2⅔ innings.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. santana

Hank Conger 0-for-5

Desmond Jennings 2-for-8 HR

Evan Longoria 7-for-17 2 HR

Logan Morrison 2-for-6

RAYS VS. andriese

Byron Buxton 1-for-1

Brian Dozier 1-for-2, HR

Joe Mauer 0-for-2

Trevor Plouffe 1-for-2

On deck

Sunday: at Twins, 2:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.77); Twins — RH Tyler Duffey (2-4, 4.57)

Monday: at D'backs, 9:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-7, 4.75); D'backs — LH Robbie Ray (2-4, 4.74)

Tuesday: at D'backs, 9:40. Rays — LH Matt Moore (2-3, 5.46); D'backs — RH Zack Greinke (7-3, 4.29)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, out 1-2 months.

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July.

• 2B Logan Forsythe, left shoulder fracture, eligible May 25, targeting early June.

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, left hand fracture, eligible June 6, targeting early August.

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July.

• RHP Ryan Webb, right pec strain, eligible June 12, targeting mid June.

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