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Rays v Yankees: Rodney remains the closer, Jennings off, Joyce back

Posted May 24, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated May 24, 2013 at 05:37 PM

ROGER MOONEY
ST. PETERSBURG Rays Manager Joe Maddon said Fernando Rodney remains his closer and that he’s not entertained the thought of moving Rodney to another role in the bullpen.

“Not at all,” Maddon said.

The Rays open a three-game series with the first place Yankees tonight at the Trop.

Matt Joyce, who left Tuesday’s game with a tight right hamstring, returns to the lineup. CF Desmond Jennings is not in the lineup as Maddon tries to give Jennings two days off.

Here are the lineups:

YANKEES
Gardner CF
Cano 2B
Wells LF
Hafner DH
Granderson RF
Adams 3B
Overbay 1B
Nix SS
Stewart C

Phelps RHP (2-2, 3.83)

RAYS
Joyce RF
Zobrist 2B
Scott DH
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Johnson LF
Fuld CF
Lobaton C
Escobar SS

Hernandez RHP (2-4, 5.24)

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