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Franco To Make Big League Debut Against Boston

photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine

The Tampa Bay Rays will lookto end their six-game losing streak tonight in the beginning of a six-game homestand and a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox.  Andrew Kittredge (5-1, 1.34 ERA) will open tonight’s contest, taking on Eduardo Rodriguez (5-4, 6.21 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 7:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 1B

Franco 3B

Meadows DH

Arozarena LF

Margot RF

Mejia C

Lowe 2B

Walls SS

Kiermaier CF


Red Sox Starting Lineup

Santana CF

Verdugo LF

Martinez DH

Bogaerts SS

Devers 3B

Renfroe RF

Vazquez C

Hernandez 2B

Dalbec 1B

Wander Officially Selected To Roster

The Rays made the call-up of Wander Franco official on Tuesday, selecting his contract and adding him to the 40-man roster.  To make room for Franco, minor-league infielder Wyatt Mathisen was designated for assignment.

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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