UPDATE, 5:56: Cash said the Rays are hoping Beeks can be aggressive and throw strikes from the start of his outing, and that between him and opener Diego Castillo that they can get the Rays deep into the game. ... Both Joey Wendle (wrist) and Brandon Lowe (bruised leg) are slated to play rehab games for Triple-A Durham tonight. ... Fraley is set to arrive before game time, coming from Seattle.
Here is the Mariners lineup:
DEVELOPING: After an ugly 9-3 loss to the Mariners on Monday that led to the demotion of rookie starter Brendan McKay, the Rays are hoping to bounce back tonight in the second game of the series with the AL West trailing Mariners.
To do so, they likely will need a strong pitching performance from struggling lefty Jalen Beeks, who is slated to work bulk innings behind opener Diego Castillo, the hard-throwing right-hander. The Mariners are starting Matt Wisler as their opener, with lefty Tommy Milone slated for the bulk innings.
The Rays called up lefty reliever Hoby Milner to take McKay’s spot on the roster, and then are expected to call up Austin Pruitt to join the rotation later this week.
The Mariners called up former Rays prospect Jake Fraley, the outfielder traded with Mallex Smith in the deal for Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia, to make his major-league debut.
Here is the Rays lineup: