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
J. Lowe DH
Athletics Starting Lineup
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.