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Glover to DL; Reyes not ready

Posted May 2, 2008 by Marc Lancaster

Updated May 2, 2008 at 03:52 PM

BOSTON—The plot thickens, much like the fog visible over downtown from the press box atop Fenway Park…

The Rays have placed Gary Glover on the 15-day DL with right shoulder tendinitis, a move that’s retroactive to April 26. Al Reyes, however, is not ready to be activated off the DL and remains in limbo. That means Kurt Birkins sticks around for at least a few more days, and with B.J. Upton down at least for today after straining his left shoulder yesterday, the Rays called Justin Ruggiano back up to provide outfield depth.

At the very least, the Glover move will give the Rays a break when it comes to clearing a spot for Scott Kazmir. Joe Maddon is expected to give us his rotation plans when we meet with him around 5. At this point, I’d be very surprised if the Rays didn’t put Jason Hammel in the bullpen, but we’ll see.

Here’s tonight’s lineup, with Gabe Gross taking over for Upton in center:

Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Gomes DH
Pena 1B
Longoria 3B
Hinske RF
Navarro C
Gross CF
Bartlett SS
Jackson P

Reader Comments

Por (matt) on May 02, 2008 (Suggest removal)

I hope they give Ruggiano a “REAL” chance this time around. Couldn’t possibly be worse than Gross or Haynes.

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Por (vince) on May 02, 2008 (Suggest removal)

this is crap…gross in center,wtf madden give ruggs a chance,gross is pathetic,worst pick up by rays ever…the guy should be in AA in montgomery.i know tampa fans have seen his swing,the guy couldnt hit off a tee..i certainly havent seen any good defense from him..come on stew..make young friedman get a decent rf,we have pitching to trade..if not give ruggs a chance!!!

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