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Rays Remember Ramirez As They Take On Twins

photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine

The Tampa Bay Rays will look for a fourth consecutive series win with a victory in Sunday’s finale against the Minnesota Twins.  Josh Fleming (2-2, 4.50 ERA) will get the start, taking on Josh Winder (0-0, 3.48 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 1:10.

Rays Starting Lineup

B. Lowe 2B

Margot DH

Arozarena LF

J. Lowe RF

Ramirez 1B

Walls SS

Paredes 3B

Phillips CF

Pinto C

 

Twins Starting Lineup

Buxton CF

Correa SS

Garlick DH

Polanco 2B

Urshela 3B

Kepler RF

Sanchez C

Celestino LF

Arraez 1B

Rays Remember Former Bullpen Catcher With Ribbon On Uniform,

The Tampa Bay Rays will wear stickers on their helmet and a green ribbon on their uniform for the month of May, which is Mental Health Awareness Month, to remember former bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez, who died in January by suicide.  The pitcher’s mound at Tropicana Field will also have Ramirez’s number 98 stenciled on it for today’s game.

Roster Moves Abound To Start May

Tampa Bay made a pair of roster moves Sunday, first selecting the contract of pitcher Robert Duggar from Triple-A Durham and designating reliever Javy Guerra for assignment, then placing first baseman Ji-Man Choi on the 10-day injured list and recalling infielder Isaac Paredes.

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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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