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Rays To Miss Patino, Chargois With Oblique Injuries

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to even up their four-game series with the Oakland Athletics and get back on the winning side of the ledger with a victory in Tuesday evening’s second game.  Right-hander Tommy Romero, making his big-league debut, will get the start, taking on Adam Oller, also making his first major league appearance.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:40.

Rays Starting Lineup

B. Lowe 2B

Franco SS

Choi 1B

Arozarena LF

J. Lowe DH

Margot RF

Phillips CF

Zunino C

Walls 3B

 

Athletics Starting Lineup

Kemp 2B

Andrus SS

Lowrie DH

Murphy C

Brown CF

Pinder LF

McKinney 1B

Piscotty RF

Neuse 3B

Obliques Sideline Patino, Chargois

The Rays officially placed pitchers Luis Patino and JT Chargois on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with oblique injuries, calling up Romero, who had been on the taxi squad since Ryan Yarbrough was placed on the IL Monday, and right-hander Ralph Garza Jr. from Triple-A Durham.

“We’ll see over the next coming days how quickly they respond to treatment,” manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday. “We’ll probably have a better gauge of how long they’re going to be out after this first five, six, seven days passes by.”

Patino could miss as much as eight weeks with the straight, and Cash said because Chargois’s injury was more tightness, he could be back sooner.  But the reliever will not be ready to return when he is first eligible.

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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