Rays 4/11/14 Starting Lineup (Sans DH)
- Don’t forget to read about tonight’s pitching match-up in our series preview.
- After optioning Jeff Beliveau back to Durham following Thursday’s game, the Rays finally made the official announcement that Kevin Kiermaier has been recalled from Triple-A.
- The Rays and Matt Moore are waiting for more tests, on his left elbow, to be read. For now, they’re going to call his injury a strain, then wait and see. Moore plans to wait three to five days, then will play catch to see how his elbow feels. A decision on how to proceed will be made then. Part of the waiting, is to have the team doctor (Koko Eaton) compare the two MRI’s and make a determination of whether the damage is new, or old and inflamed. In any case, Marc Topkin writes, “chatter in the Rays clubhouse is that Bedard is coming up but, Ramos is starting Sunday. Should hear official word soon.” Said Moore, “If there’s any pain, it’s not going to be something I’m going to try and work through,” Moore said. “I think the goal is to get to a place where I don’t feel pain. And if I can get to that in the next few days just playing catch, then it’s a good sign to keep going. If not, then it’s a sign in the [other direction]. I’m optimistic about playing catch.”