Rays 9/11/12 Starting Lineup
Noteworthiness: The Rays start a huge series in Baltimore tonight. Ben Francisco will get the left field duties, hitting sixth. Though Desmond Jennings said he feels well enough to play, Joe Maddon is playing it cautiously, putting Francisco in there instead. Jeff Keppinger will get the start at third, finding Evan Longoria at DH, and Luke Scott at first. In other news, Sean Rodriguez threw without a splint today, and expects to be activated Saturday. He’ll be eligible to pinch-run, play defense, and bunt then. Also, Maddon announced that David Price will get the start Friday following a successful bullpen session. Oh yeah, if you haven’t read the series preview, what’s the holdup?!