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Rays Look For Ninth Straight Win Tuesday Night

photo: Will Vragovic/Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays can earn a ninth straight victory, and extend their franchise-record high water mark to 36 games over .500 with a win in Tuesday night’s contest against the Boston Red Sox, the second in a four-game series.  Ryan Yarbrough (7-4, 4,57 ERA) will get the start, with first pitch scheduled for 7:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe 2B

Cruz DH

Franco SS

Meadows LF

Arozarena RF

Wendle 3B

Diaz 1B

Kiermaier CF

Mejia C

Red Sox Starting Lineup

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Rays reliever David Robertson speaks for the first time

Rays reliever David Robertson is here to help the team in its playoff push in September (photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine)

Rays Add Robertson To Taxi Squad, Call Up Coming Wednesday

The Tampa Bay Rays have added reliever David Robertson to their taxi squad today, and he is scheduled to be officially recalled from Triple-A Durham Wednesday when rosters espand from 26 to 28 players.

Robertson signed a major-league contract with the Rays on August 16, just after finishing up his run through the Tokyo Olympics.  He reported to Triple-A Durham to continue to get ready for his return to the big leagues, and made six appearances with the Bulls, allowing just one unearned run and striking out 12 while walking just one batter in six innings.

The 36-year-old has not pitched in a major league game since April 14, 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and suffered a setback in 2020 while trying to return from the injury.

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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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