The Rays are looking to complete a three-game sweep of the Yankees today and have the added excitement of Brent Honeywell making his big-league debut as their opener.
They also have outfielder Manuel Margot back in the lineup after he missed two days with a tweaked groin/quad. Rookie Kevin Padlo will make his second start at third base.
Honeywell, 26, is the Rays’ former top pitching prospect who hurt his elbow in spring 2018, had Tommy John surgery and has been battling his way back since.
“I think we’re all excited to see him,” shortstop Willy Adames said.
Manager Kevin Cash said Honeywell was the obvious choice today since it was his day to throw at the alternate site, he is not limited to one inning as the opener, and this may be just a one-game appearance as the Rays will have to make other moves to address bullpen coverage/Thursday’s starter.
Here is the Rays lineup:
And for the Yankees:
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