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Rasmussen Injured, Scratched From Start Against Yankees

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays look to even up their series in the Bronx with the New York Yankees Wednesday after falling in the opener 2-0 Tuesday evening.  Left-hander Shane McClanahan (7-2, 1.87 ERA) will get the start, taking on Nestor Cortes (5-2, 1.96 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Diaz 3B
Ramirez DH
Margot RF
Arozarena LF
Paredes 1B
Pinto C
Kiermaier CF
Walls SS
Brujan 2B

Yankees Starting Lineup

LeMahieu 2B
Judge CF
Rizzo 1B
Stanton RF
Donaldson 3B
Torres DH
Hicks LF
Kiner-Falefa SS
Higashioka C

Rasmussen Scratched From Start Thursday, Placed On IL

The Rays have seen another of their young starters hit the shelf due to injury, as right-hander Drew Rasmussen has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.

Rasmussen, who was scheduled to start Thursday afternoon’s finale in the Bronx, had gone 5-3 with a 3.41 earned run average in 12 starts this season.  In his last outing June 10 against Minnesota, the right-hander allowed seven runs, four earned, on nine hits while failing to get out of the fifth inning.

To take his place on the active roster, right-hander Ralph Garza has been recalled from the taxi squad.

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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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