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Rays report: Kevin Kiermaier activated, David McKay added to bullpen

Outfielder Luke Raley and lefty Ryan Yarbrough are optioned to Triple-A as the roster shuffle continues.
Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, sidelined recently with left hip inflammation, is back in the lineup for today's game in Toronto.
Rays centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, sidelined recently with left hip inflammation, is back in the lineup for today's game in Toronto. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jul. 1|Updated Jul. 1

TORONTO — The Rays got back one experienced hitter to help their anemic offense today, activating centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier after a 10-day stint on the injured list due to left hip inflammation.

They also called up right-handed reliever David McKay to add a fresh arm to their bullpen. McKay recently rejoined the Rays, with whom he signed in spring training, after spending a few months with the Yankees.

To make room on the roster, outfielder Luke Raley was optioned back to Triple-A Durham, as was lefty Ryan Yarbrough, who came up and worked 5 1/3 innings Thursday as Jeffrey Springs had to skip his scheduled start due to a family medical emergency.

The Rays are coming off a 4-1 loss in Thursday’s opener of a five-game series (in four days) with the Blue Jays.

Right-hander Corey Kluber will start for the Rays today in the 3:07 p.m. game, with a large Canada Day crowd expected at Rogers Centre. Right-hander Jose Berrios will start for the Blue Jays.

Here is the Rays lineup, with manager Kevin Cash juggling the order a bit to try to create more scoring opportunities:

And for the Jays:

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