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Diaz Scratched From Starting Lineup Tuesday Night

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

Just before the start of Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, designated hitter Yandy Diaz was scratched from the starting lineup by the Tampa Bay Rays with no immediate reason given.

Diaz, who was scheduled to lead off and play first base, left Monday night’s contest against Baltimore with neck spasms.

Randy Arozarena moves into the leadoff spot in place of Diaz, while Ji-Man Choi will take his place at first base.

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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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