Manager Joe Maddon has tweaked his lineup for tonight's interleague series opener against the Mets. Second baseman Ben Zobrist (hand) is out; Will "Batman" Rhymes will spell him in the order and play third, with Sean Rodriguez going to second.
Zobrist has experienced soreness since taking a ball to the hand on a slide into second during the weekend series at Miami. X-rays were negative, the Rays confirmed. Maddon said he was hopeful Zobrist would be available to pinch-hit tonight.
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Tampa Bay Times | Jun 12