Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays up next: at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Wednesday, New York

Today: Off

Up next: at Yankees, Wednesday, 1:05, Fox Sports Sun. Probable pitchers: Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-1, 5.40); Yankees, LH Jordan Montgomery (season debut)

On deck

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays, RH Matt Andriese (0-0, 9.00); Yankees, RH Luis Severino (0-0, 7.20)

Friday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays, RH Chris Archer (1-0, 2.57); Red Sox, TBA

Saturday: at Red Sox, 4:05. Rays, RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 6.00); Red Sox, TBA

Sunday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays, RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 3.46); Red Sox, TBA

Monday: at Red Sox, 11:05 a.m. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-1, 4.50); Red Sox, TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, 10-day, flexor strain, eligible April 12, targeting May

• SS Matt Duffy, 10-day, heel surgery recovery, eligible April 12, targeting May

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

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

• C Wilson Ramos, 60-day, knee surgery recovery, eligible June 1, targeting early June

• OF Colby Rasmus, 10-day, hip surgery recovery, eligible April 12, targeting next week

• RHP Shawn Tolleson, 60-day, flexor strain, eligible June 1

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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