Outfielder Desmond Jennings has been activated from the disabled list and reliever Brandon Gomes has been optioned to Triple-A Durham.
The addition of Jennings, who fractured his left-middle finger, should give the Rays’ offense a boost. Meanwhile, Gomes, who joined the team on Saturday, should soon be back with the team, as a September call-up at the latest.
Yunel Escobar, who has missed the last three games with a mild right-hamstring strain, is back in the lineup for tonight’s Rays-Red Sox contest at Fenway Park.
Any suspense regarding the Rays shortstop was ended minutes ago when the Rays posted their lineup inside the visiting clubhouse and Escobar’s name was in the ninth spot. Meanwhile, Wil Myers is not in the starting lineup for a second straight day. The Rays rookie outfielder missed Sunday’s game due to a sore left wrist. Monday afternoon, Myers said his wrist felt fine and that he is definitely available to play. Myers did clarify that he thought he actually did something to his wrist while sleeping and irritated it further by sliding in the Minnesota series.
I’m not an expert on these things, but the rain that had been soaking the inside of Kauffman Stadium now appears to be snow.
No word yet if they’ve banged the game, though.
The tarp is getting placed on the field in Kansas City with the Rays trailing the Royals 1-0 after 3 1/2 innings of play.
The chances of getting this one in don’t look good based on what I’ve seen of the weather forecast, but stranger things have happened. One thing is for certain: They are going to do everything they can to get this one in because the Rays don’t play the Royals in Kansas City again this season.
Early-season weather problems always add complications to Major League schedules. Earlier in the season the Rays had a game rained out in Boston, which will be made up in June.
Luke Scott has been activated and is ready to play after struggling with a strained right calf.
To make room for him on the 25-man roster, Shelley Duncan was designated for assignment.
Tampa Bay just announced that they have acquired Minor League catcher Juan Apodaca from Texas for cash considerations.
Apodaca was in camp with the Rangers during Spring Training, but he incurred a forearm strain that put him on the disabled list to start the season. He will report to Triple-A Durham.
They just pulled the tarp off the infield at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The projected starting time for the game is now 2:30 p.m. central time.
Looks like today’s rain-delayedRays-Rangers contest at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington will start sometime around 2:30 or 3 p.m. local time.
Right now it’s barely raining, but the tarp is still covering the infield.
Just recalled Brandon Gomes was asked by a reporter what he had learned during his three days in Durham. To wit, the right-hander answered: “That I can still ride a bus.”
Kid cracks me up.
Rays just announced that right-hander Jeff Niemann has been placed on the disabled list with right-shoulder soreness.
In Niemann’s place, the Rays have recalled right-hander Brandon Gomes from Triple-A Durham.