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Rays report: New pitcher added, 4-game series at Tigers ahead

Right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis is claimed off waivers from the Marlins; Jeffrey Springs faces Detroit in the opener.
The Rays are set to open a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park.
The Rays are set to open a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. [ MARC TOPKIN | Times ]
Published Aug. 4|Updated Aug. 4

UPDATE 6:34: The Rays announced a few changes to their batting order, moving around a few of the hitters in the middle. It now looks like this:

Diaz

B. Lowe

Paredes (was 4th)

Choi (was 3rd)

Arozarena (was 6th)

Peralta (was 5th)

Siri

Walls

Bethancourt

DETROIT — The Rays made another move to add depth to their pitching staff, claiming right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis off waivers from the Marlins as they prepare to open a four-game series at the Tigers.

Yacabonis, 30, has pitched parts of five seasons in the majors with the Orioles, Mariners and Marlins. He was 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in nine games this season for Miami before being designated for assignment and has a career mark of 4-6, 5.80 in 66 games, working mostly in relief.

The Rays had an open spot on their 40-man roster but will have to make room on the 26-man active roster when Yacabonis joins the team on Friday.

After beating the Blue Jays on Wednesday, the Rays are set for a long weekend with the Tigers. Thursday could be a long night, as rain is forecast throughout the evening, though the game is set to start on time.

Lefty Jeffrey Springs will be on the mound for the Rays, saying he feels good and back into a routine after his injured-list stint and absence due to his young son being hospitalized for three weeks last month.

Right-hander Drew Hutchison will start for the Tigers.

Here is the Rays’ lineup, with new addition Jose Siri down to seventh:

And for the Tigers:

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