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Scott to DL, Gomes returns, Jennings update

Posted Aug 17, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated Aug 17, 2013 at 05:49 PM

ROGER MOONEY
ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays placed DH Luke Scott on the disabled list this afternoon with lower back spasms and recalled RHP Brandon Gomes from the 60-day DL.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Gomes the Rays transferred RHP Jesse Crain (right shoulder strain) to the 60-man DL.

CF Desmond Jennings (fractured left middle finger) will play for the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs on Sunday night. If all goes well he is expected to join the team Monday in Baltimore.

To make room Monday for Jennings the Rays will likely remove a relief pitcher.

As it stands now, the Rays have only three bench players. Manager Joe Maddon said he doesn’t think that will be an issue during the final two games of this three game series with the Blue Jays.

Also, adding Gomes gives them another right-handed reliever against the Jays heavy right-handed lineup.

Here are the lineups:

JAYS
Davis LF
Izturis SS
Bautista RF
Encarnacion 1B
Lind DH
Lawrie 3B
Arencibia C
DeRosa 2B
Gose CF

Happ LHP (2-2, 5.11)

RAYS
Bourgeois LF
Myers DH
Longoria 3B
Zobrist 2B
Escobar SS
Loney 1B
Rodriguez RF
Molina C
Fuld CF

Hernandez RHP (6-12, 4.95)

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