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Starting Lineups Thursday, With DeJesus, Belnome Back [UPDATED]

 
Starting Lineups Thursday, With DeJesus, Belnome Back [UPDATED]
Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 3:41pm

by Steve Carney
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The Tampa Bay Rays will wrap up a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays tonight at Tropicana Field, with Chris Archer taking on Chris Archer.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10, with pregame coverage on WDAE starting at 6:00 with the Suncoast Hyundai Dealers Inside Pitch.

UPDATE: 5:15 pm - The team has switched Matt Joyce into left field, and moved David DeJesus into the DH spot.

UPDATE 5:45 pm - Wil Myers, who was originall scheduled to hit second and play right field, has been scratched with flu-like symptoms.  Desmond Jennings will move into Myers' spot in the batting order, with Matt Joyce moving from left to right field, and Logan Forsythe inserted into the lineup, hitting sixth and playing left field.

Rays Starting Lineup

DeJesus DH
Jennings CF
Zobrist 2B
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Forsythe LF
Joyce RF
Hanigan C
Escobar SS

Blue Jays Starting Lineup

Cabrera LF
Rasmus CF
Bautista RF
Encarnacion DH
Lind 1B
Navarro C
Lawrie 3B
Izturis 2B
Goins SS
Morrow P

RODRIGUEZ ON PATERNITY LIST, BELNOME RECALLED: The Rays have placed INF Sean Rodriguez on the paternity list prior to Thursday's game, and have recalled INF Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham.  Rodriguez and wife Giselle are welcoming their fourth child.

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