After finishing off a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with Sunday’s 8-0 shutout, the Tampa Bay Rays will look for their first 4-0 start to begin a season with a victory over the Oakland Athletics. Right-handler Luis Patino (5-3, 4.31 ERA in 2021) will get the start, taking on Paul Blackburn (1-4, 5.87 ERA in 2021). First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.
Rays Starting Lineup
B. Lowe DH
J. Lowe LF
Athletics Starting Lineup
Thompson Called Up As Yarbrough Heads To IL
The Rays officially placed left-handler Ryan Yarbrough on the 10-day injured list with a minor groin injury.
To take his spot on the active roster, reliever Ryan Thompson was recalled from Triple-A Durham, and right-hander Tommy Romero was placed on the team’s taxi squad, and he is expected to be recalled Tuesday to start the second game of the series in Yarbrough’s place.
Thompson appeared in 36 games for the Rays in 2021, posting a 3-2 record and a 2.38 earned run average before undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.