Monday, June 18, 2007

Second-half lidlifter

Juan Salas is here to start his rehab assignment and can return to the majors July 3 when his 50-game suspension for a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance ends. Wade Davis is throwing a bullpen under the watchful eye of Rays pitching coordinator Dick Bosman and is scheduled to make his Biscuits debut this week.

Tampa Bay has announced two more draftee signings: third-rounder Nick Barnese and 25th-rounder Justin Garcia. Both are right-handed pitchers. Barnese is a California high schooler, while Garcia comes from Western Nevada Community College. That's 17 announced signings, including 12 of the Rays' top 25 picks.

The Biscuits and BayBears open a six-game series (yes, a six-gamer) tonight.

Your lineups ...
Fernando Perez, cf
Brooks Badeaux, lf
Reid Brignac, ss
Evan Longoria, 3b
John Jaso, c
Chris Nowak, 1b
Gabriel Martinez, dh
Shaun Cumberland, rf
Josh Asanovich, 2b
Derek Feldkamp, rhp

Emilio Bonifacio, ss
Wilkmin Castillo, 2b
Justin Upton, cf
Javier Brito, 1b
Carlos Gonzalez, rf
Chris Rahl, lf
Josh Ford, c
Cesar Nicolas, dh
Ronnie Merrill, 3b
Greg Smith, lhp

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