UPDATE, 4:46: Cash said Wendle is doing well on his rehab and could return on this homestand. ... Cash said the decision to send Perez to Triple-A was a tough one but it will be good for him to play regularly there. ... Cash said there is still no set date for Alvarado’s return. ... Pitcher Brent Honeywell is slated to have surgery today to repair the bone he broke in his elbow on Saturday.
DEVELOPING: The Rays started the day by activating C Michael Perez off the injured list and optioning him to Triple-A, a sign of how much they are impressed with Travis d’Arnaud.
Here is the Rays lineup, with a day off for Willy Adames, who was 1-for-16 with nine strikeouts over the weekend in Boston:
And here is the lineup for the A’s, who didn’t get to St. Pete until around 4 a.m. due to plane issues:
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