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Tampa Bay Rays Roster Report 2009-05-08


Tampa Bay Rays Roster Report 2009-05-08
--CF B.J. Upton sat out Thursday and may miss Friday's game. He had a bad intestinal bug, and the Rays are concerned he might be more susceptible to muscle pulls by being dehydrated.

--3B Evan Longoria had the fifth multi-homer game of his career, extending his career-best hitting streak to 11 games and his major league-leading RBI total to 38. According to research by the Rays, his 38 RBIs match the fourth most through 30 games in the last 35 years. Manny Ramirez had 41 for the 1999 Indians.

--LF Carl Crawford's streak of consecutive games with a stolen base ended at nine, though he wasn't that upset because he also ended a 258-at-bat homerless streak.

MEDICAL WATCH:

CF B.J. Upton (illness) didn't play May 7 and is doubtful for the May 8 game.

C Shawn Riggans (right shoulder tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 10. He began a rehab assignment with Class AA Montgomery on May 5.

RHP Chad Bradford (right elbow surgery in February 2009) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He is scheduled to start a rehab assignment in early May, aiming for a late-May return to the Rays.

RHP Jason Isringhausen (right elbow surgery in September 2008) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 31. He began a rehab assignment with Class AA Montgomery on April 20. He was scratched from his first scheduled appearance for Class AAA Durham on April 30 due to a mild abdominal strain.

OF Fernando Perez (dislocated left wrist) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27. He is projected to miss four or five months because further exams showed ligament damage as part of the injury he suffered March 10. The Rays hope he will return in time to play regular-season games.

ROTATION:

RHP James Shields

LHP Scott Kazmir

RHP Matt Garza

RHP Andy Sonnanstine

RHP Jeff Niemann

BULLPEN:

RHP Troy Percival (closer)

RHP Dan Wheeler

RHP Grant Balfour

LHP J.P. Howell

LHP Brian Shouse

RHP Joe Nelson

RHP Lance Cormier

CATCHERS:

Dioner Navarro

Michel Hernandez

INFIELDERS:

1B Carlos Pena

2B Akinori Iwamura

SS Jason Bartlett

3B Evan Longoria

INF Willy Aybar

OUTFIELDERS:

LF Carl Crawford

CF B.J. Upton

RF Gabe Gross

DH Pat Burrell

OF Gabe Kapler

OF/INF Ben Zobrist


Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: May 8, 2009

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