The Rays will try again to beat the Mariners for the first time this season, and they will send rookie right-hander Luis Patino to the mound tonight.
The Rays have lost all five games against Seattle this season, including a lackluster 8-2 game on Monday, coming off a sweep of Boston.
The Rays made several roster moves before tonight’s game, sending down right-handed reliever Chris Mazza, calling up lefty Dietrich Enns and shifting righty reliever Ryan Thompson to the 60-day injured last, delaying his return from a shoulder issue until at least Aug. 27.
Manager Kevin Cash said the change on Thompson would only push him back four-five days from a best-case scenario return.
⋅ Pitcher Chris Archer is headed back to St. Petersburg so the Rays can get a better sense of the hip issue that cut short his last rehab start at Triple-A Durham.
⋅ The team is still awaiting word on whether top starter Tyler Glasnow has officially decided to go ahead and schedule Tommy John surgery, that would likely keep him out until 2023.
⋅ Reliever Collin McHugh (arm fatigue) will throw a live batting practice on Wednesday and if all goes well will activated during the weekend series in Baltimore.
⋅ Infielder Joey Wendle was named winner of the Heart and Hustle award for the second time.
Here is the Rays’ lineup:
And here is the Mariners lineup:
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