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Rays report: Francisco Mejia activated, Shane McClanahan faces Robbie Ray

A three-game sweep in Oakland gives Tampa Bay momentum as its West Coast trip continues.
The series starts with a marquee pitching matchup, as the Rays’ Shane McClanahan, pictured, faces the Mariners' Robbie Ray.
The series starts with a marquee pitching matchup, as the Rays’ Shane McClanahan, pictured, faces the Mariners' Robbie Ray. [ PHELAN M. EBENHACK | AP ]
Published May 5

SEATTLE — Catcher Francisco Mejia is back with the Rays and on the active roster after missing nearly two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19 following the team’s April 20 return from Chicago.

Rene Pinto, who made his big-league debut when called up, was sent back to Triple-A Durham.

After sweeping the A’s in Oakland, the Rays visit Seattle with some momentum at 15-10, a season-high five games over .500.

The series starts with a marquee pitching matchup, as the Rays’ Shane McClanahan faces Robbie Ray, who signed with the Mariners after winning the Cy Young award last year with Toronto.

Here is the Rays’ heavily right-handed lineup, with Brandon Lowe among those getting a day off:

And for the Mariners:

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