UPDATE, 10:01: Rays manager Kevin Cash said Kiermaier has a “nasty” blister that will likely keep him out of the lineup for the next few days that is related to breaking in a new pair of cleats.
Cash said Kiermaier threw barefoot in the batting cages on Saturday. Cash left Kiermaier’s availability open for Monday’s home game against the Marlins, but it appears he won’t play that game.
UPDATE, 9:44: Kiermaier is not in the lineup; he said he is “fine” and was under the impression he was playing Monday and Tuesday.
"I knew I wasn’t playing today,'' he said. "We’re taking it easy on my blister (on his right heel). I was scheduled to go Monday and Tuesday. I thought that was the plan from the jump.''
Here is the updated lineup:
DEVELOPING: The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today, with a day game after a night game, to host the Yankees.
Tyler Glasnow will be the starter for the Rays, and likely to unveil the new pause he has incorporated into his delivery. Also scheduled to pitch for the Rays are Yonny Chirinos and Ryne Stanek.
The game will be the first of a franchise most 11 shown by Fox Sports Sun, and marks the debut of new reporter Tricia Whitaker.
The Yankees are starting Jonathan Loaisiga, and not bringing many name players, with newcomer D.J. LeMahieu (the former Rockie) and Clint Frazier, Austin Romine, Luke Voit and probalbly the most recognizable.
Here is the Rays linuep that was posted in the clubhouse on Saturday, though things can change:
Rays spring info
Today: vs. Yankees 1:05, Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.
Pitchers: Rays – Tyler Glasnow, Yonny Chirinos, Ryne Stanek, Diego Castillo; Yankees – Jonathan Loaisiga (starter)
TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
Rays information: 1-888-326-7297
Monday: vs. Marlins, 1:05; Rays, Colin Poche; Marlins, Jose Urena; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
Tuesday: at Orioles, 1:05.
Wednesday: vs. Red Sox (ss), 1:05; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
February 28: vs. Twins; 6:35, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
1: at Orioles (ss); 1:05
2: vs. Phillies (ss); 1:05 Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
at Blue Jays (ss), 1:07
3: at Pirates, 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
5: at Twins (ss), 1:05
vs. USF, 6:05 620-AM, 95.3-FM
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6: vs. Orioles, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
: vs. Blue Jays, 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
8: at Twins, 1:05
9: vs. Orioles (ss), 1:05; Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
10: vs. Red Sox, 1:05; MLB Network, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
11: at Phillies, 1:05
12: at Blue Jays, 1:07
14: vs. Phillies (ss), 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
15: vs. Tigers (ss), 1:05; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
at Pirates (ss), 6:05
16: vs. Twins, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
7: at Red Sox (ss), 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
18: vs. Pirates, 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
19: at Yankees, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun
21: vs. Braves (ss), 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
at Red Sox (ss), 6:05
22: vs. Pirates, 1:05, Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com
23: at Tigers, 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
24: at Braves (North Port), 4:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
25: at Phillies, 1:05
26: vs. Tigers (at Tropicana Field), 12:35; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com