TNWN: Rays vs. Red Sox — a series preview, part three

After an ugly 0-2 series in Washington, followed by the off-day on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays return home to the friendly confines of Tropicana Field, where they will start a four-game series against the Red Sox on Thursday.

Yonny Chirinos recommended for Tommy John surgery, Rays to promote Josh Fleming

More bad news out of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Yonny Chirinos, who was activated from the Injured List late last week — then subsequently placed back on the IL this week due to an elbow strain — has been recommended for Tommy John surgery.