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Rays at Orioles lineups, at end of the easy stretch

Diego Castillo will open with Jalen Beeks set for bulk innings as Rays finish run of 21 games vs. sub-.500 teams.
Camden Yards is peaceful early on Sunday morning; the Rays and Orioles will play this afternoon. [MARC TOPKIN | Times] [MARC TOPKIN  |  Marc Topkin | Times]
Camden Yards is peaceful early on Sunday morning; the Rays and Orioles will play this afternoon. [MARC TOPKIN | Times] [MARC TOPKIN | Marc Topkin | Times]
Published Aug. 25, 2019
Updated Aug. 25, 2019

UPDATE, 12:15: Rays Glasnow (forearm strain) will throw a live BP on Tuesday in Port Charlotte, which could be his last thing before starting a short rehab, potentially rejoining team by second week of Sept. Cash said no timetable for Snell, but he is probably 10 days at least behind Glasnow, and Chirinos behind him.

UPDATE, 11:24: Wendle said he’s good to go and will be able to play back to back games, which he hasn’t done yet. Cash said they will have him cut way back on pre-game swings to keep the wrist feeling better. Also, that he’ll play primarily third base and shortstop as Sogard will stay at second. ... The Rays opted for Wendle rather than reliever because they have Monday off so, in theory, even if heavily used they will be fresh by Tuesday.

DEVELOPING: The Rays will look to bounce back from Saturday’s rough loss and put a good finish on their stretch of 21 straight games against teams with losing records in today’s 1:05 affair against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

The Rays are 13-7 thus far in the run against the Marlins, Blue Jays, Mariners, Padres, Tigers, Mariners again and Orioles. Their schedule gets notably tougher starting Tuesday, as they play at the Astros then return home to face the Indians. They also have series remaining with the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees.

The Rays made a couple of roster moves for today’s game, with Jose Alvarado going on the injured list following his rough Saturday night outing and Joey Wendle being activated off the IL.

Diego Castillo is set to start for the Rays as the opener, with Jalen Beeks slated for bulk innings. The O’s are staring Dylan Bundy.

Here is the Rays lineup, with Wendle at 3B:

Sogard 2b

Pham lf

Meadows dh

Choi 1b

Garcia rf

Kiermaier cf

Adames ss

Wendle 3b

Zunino c

Castillo p

And here is the Orioles lineup:

Villar 2b

Alberto 3b

Mancini 1b

Santander lf

Nunez dh

Stewart rf

Severino c

Wilkerson cf

Martin ss

Bundy p


  1. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Brent Honeywell, who is battling back from injury, warms up on the field with Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder (on left) watching his progress during a player workout at Tropicana Field on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in St. Petersburg.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Nick Anderson (70) likes to live for the day, as evidenced by his lack of spring training or season accommodations before arriving in Port Charlotte. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  3. In this August 2019 file photo, Tampa Bay Rays broadcaster Rich Hollenberg, left, leans in along with guest Dante Bichette, center, as fellow broadcaster Orestes Destrade, right, takes a selfie of them together during the Fox Sports Sun pregame show before the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. DIRK SHADD   |   Times [DIRK SHADD   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  4. Charlotte Stone Crabs shortstop Wander Franco (1) practices his swing in the dugout during the game against Clearwater Threshers on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Clearwater.  ALLIE GOULDING   |   Times
 [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  5. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow, shown earlier in camp, has been working on tweaking his delivery. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  6. Wander Franco throws to first during the spring training game between the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park on Thursday. [WILL VRAGOVIC  |  Tampa Bay Rays]
  7. Wander Franco taking ground balls before his first big-league spring game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, with Willy Adames behind him. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  8. Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez (63) throws after reporting for spring training baseball camp Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) [JOHN BAZEMORE  |  AP]
  9. Tim Tebow, playing then for the St. Lucie Mets in the Florida State League, has a laugh while answering questions during a news conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Aug. 10, 2017. [Tampa Bay Times]
  10. Jose Alvarado retires only one of the five batters he faces in his spring debut Wednesday. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  11. Joan Steinbrenner threw out the first pitch to Yankees catcher Jorge Posada in 2008 when Legends Field was renamed in honor of her husband George. Mr. Steinbrenner passed away two years later, and Mrs. Steinbrenner died in 2018. [Times]
  12. Wander Franco  is slated to play in his first big-league exhibition games, coming off the bench on Thursday in Port Charlotte, then starting Friday in West Palm Beach against the Nationals. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Tampa Bay Times]