For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Faria stepping in again
UPDATE, 6:06: Beckham is bothered by "general soreness" in his right knee, seemingly not the result of anything traumatic. Cash said they will rest him today and see how he feels tomorrow. ... C Wilson Ramos (knee) is DHing tonight for AAA Durham as he moved up in his rehab and will catch tomorrow when RHP Brad Boxberger (flexor) and RHP Diego Moreno (shoulder) make rehab appearances. ... Faria will stick around and make at least a second start on Sunday, unless the Rays need to send him down to add bullpen depth in the interim.
Blue Jays lineup:
UPDATE, 3:10: No Beckham for Rays today; he was out running early with Cash watching so may be sore. Robertson is at SS.
DEVELOPING: The Rays are back in action tonight, taking on the Blue Jays at 7:07 in Toronto, and it seems like a lot has happened since they walked off the field after beating the A's on Sunday at the Trop.
The big news impacted the rotation, as RHP Matt Andriese was diagnosed with a stress reaction in his right hip that could sideline him into August, leading the Rays to recall rookie Jake Faria, who made an impressive debut filling in last week.
Since Faria was set to pitch again for Triple-A Durham, the Rays slotted him in on Tuesday and bumped back their other starters, with RHP Jake Odorizzi now slated for Wednesday and RHP Alex Cobb to open the series in Detroit on Thursday.
Faria, 23, held the White Sox to one run on three hits while working into the seventh inning on Wednesday, then was sent back to Durham as planned. But when Andriese left his Saturday start after one inning, and then was diagnosed with the hip injury, the Rays turned to Faria.
His spot in the rotation will come up again Sunday in Detroit, but the Rays seem likely to see how he does and how taxed the bullpen is before committing.
Lineups when available.