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Sunday, Feb 26, 2017

Rays Report

A baseball blog by Roger Mooney

Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald.

DeJesus placed on disabled list

ST. PETERSBURG – The afternoon began with news that OF David DeJesus was placed on the disabled list with an avulsion fracture in his left hand, suffered Wednesday when DeJesus tried to check his swing during his seventh inning at-bat.

The tendon between his ring and middle finger pulled away from the bone. His hand will be in a splint for three weeks then he will be reevaluated. DeJesus said he did not have a time frame for when he would return, though he does expect to play again this season.

OF Brandon Guyer (left thumb fracture) was activated from the disabled list to replace DeJesus.

The Rays open a four-game series tonight with the visiting Astros.

RHP Chris Archer (3-4, 3.40) will try to snap the Rays two-game losing streak.

RHP Collin McHugh (4-4, 3.03) will start for the Astros.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Jennings CF

Zobrist 2B

Kiermaier RF

Longoria 3B

Loney 1B

Guyer LF

Joyce DH

Escobar SS

Hanigan C


Archer P