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Brujan To Make MLB Debut In Matinee Of Doubleheader

Rays pitcher Michael Wacha works against the New York Yankees
photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

After having Tuesday’s game against the Cleveland Indians postponed because of Tropical Storm Elsa, the Tampa Bay Rays will wrap up the three-game series a single-admission doubleheader this afternoon.  Michael Wacha (1-2, 5.26 ERA) will get the start, taking on J.C. Mejia (1-3, 6.18 ERA) in the matinee, with first pitch scheduled for 12:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe LF

Choi 1B

Wendle 3B

Meadows DH

Brujan 2B

Kiermaier CF

Walls SS

Zunino C

Phillips RF


Indians Starting Lineup

Hernandez 2B

Rosario SS

J. Ramirez 3B

Reyes DH

Bradley 1B

H.Ramirez LF

Zinner CF

Perez C

Daniel Johnson RF

Rays outfielder Manuel Margot (left) and translator Manny Navarro speak after Margot was placed on the 10-day injured list (photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine)

Margot To IL, Brujan To Be 27th Man For Twinbill

The Rays placed outfielder Manuel Margot on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 strain in his left hamstring.

The 26-year-old said he had been dealing with soreness in the hamstring, but nothing that he hadn’t experienced before, but suffered the strain about halfway down the first base line while beating out an infield single in the ninth inning of Monday’s 9-8 walkoff win.

Margot said he had an MRI on his hamstring Wednesday morning, and said the timetable for his return is about 2-3 weeks.

To take Margot’s place on the roster, relief pitcher Ryan Sherriff was recalled from Triple-A Durham.  In addition, the team recalled their #2 prospect, infielder Vidal Brujan, as the 27th man for the doubleheader, and he will make his big league debut in the matinee.

Written By

Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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