ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rays welcome LHP Drew Smyly back to their rotation today, as he comes off the disabled list to make his first start since May 5, having spent three months rehabbing a shoulder injury.His return restores the Rays to a five-man rotation and will require several adjustments, starting with making room on the active roster.RHP Kirby Yates , who had a rough 12/3 innings Saturday (allowing two homers) in his first outing since Aug. 4 and his third since being recalled after the July 31 trade of RHP Kevin Jepsen , was optioned to Triple-A Durham."Not the best outing, but in fairness to Kirby, I don't know what you can expect when a guy sits that long with that many days off," manager Kevin Cash said.The Rays also have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster today, either designating a player for assignment or putting injured minor-league LHP Grayson Garvin on the big-league roster then the 60-day DL.Smyly was 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA in seven starts last season after being part of the package for sending LHP David Price to the Tigers. He was 0-1, 2.70 this season before being sidelined. STEVIE G: RHP Steve Geltz 's unexpectedly eventful rookie season has included having to adjust to giving up some game-changing hits, such as the seventh-inning tying homer he allowed to the Rangers' Delino DeShields on Friday. "I've learned to just forget it," Geltz said. "That's the biggest thing." JENNINGS OKAY: LF Desmond Jennings was back in the lineup, and went 1-for-2, after coming through Friday's three-hit return from the DL feeling good, having been sidelined since late April with a left knee injury.Now the question is how much he'll play. Cash said they are excited to have his speed and power back in the lineup but want to be careful not to push him too hard, with plans to talk daily about his status."Going forward, we've got to get through probably this road trip to get a sense of (how) his body feels, and the workload," Cash said. "We want him out there as much as possible, but we want him out there as much as possible the rest of the season."Jennings showed that athleticism in the field Saturday, making a running and diving attempt to catch Shin-Soo Choo 's liner to left-center. RUST NEVER SLEEPS: RHP Nathan Karns amended his Friday postgame comments that his shaky start (loading the bases on a hit batter and two walks) was due to "rust," which seemed odd because he had only one extra day off than normal since his previous outing.Saturday, Karns said he meant that he felt out of rhythm, though with no explanation why. "That's just how I use the word 'rust,' was just being out of rhythm," Karns said. "A little rusty at rhythm, I guess you could say." NICE DAY'S WORK: RHP Brandon Gomes made Rays history Friday without throwing a pitch.Gomes replaced Jake McGee with two outs in the eighth and Elvis Andrus on first, and picked him off to end the inning. That put him in the box score for working one-third of an inning, though he didn't throw a ball to home plate, the first time in 2,867 games that had happened."The fewest amount of pitches you can throw to get out of an inning is always good," Gomes said. "So if you can throw zero, then I guess that's the ideal." MISCELLANY: SS Asdrubal Cabrera continued his hot hitting, .491 (28-for-57) since coming off the DL. … The Rays allowed 12 or more runs for the third time. … Rene Rivera was behind the plate Saturday, having become somewhat of RHP Chris Archer 's personal catcher. Of Archer's 25 starts, Rivera has caught 18, ex-Ray Bobby Wilson six and Curt Casali one. … Former Rays/now Cubs manager Joe Maddon is the featured all-access subject of ESPN's SportsCenter today, the segment debuting on the 10 a.m. show and re-airing through the day.