Tuesday's Starting Lineups, Souza Ready To Play

PORT CHARLOTTE (620 WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will look to make it three wins in a row Tuesday as the Minnesota Twins come to Charlotte Sports Park.  Alex Cobb will get the start, with first pitch scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Dickerson LF

Kiermaier CF

Longoria 3B

Miller SS

Weeks DH

Casali C

Beckham 2B

Franklin RF

Bauers 1B

Twins Starting Lineup

Buxton CF

Polanco SS

Kepler RF

Sano 3B

Paulsen DH

Vargas 1B

Escobar 2B

Murphy C

Rosario LF

NEIL HAS THE CALL: Tuesday's game will not be heard on WDAE, but the Rays will have their first online broadcast of the spring starting at 1:00.  Rays pre- and post-game show host Neil Solondz will handle play-by-play, with former Major League outfielder Dante Bichette doing color commentary.  The game can be heard on raysbaseball.com as the MLB At Bat app.

SOUZA'S READY TO GO: Outfielder Steven Souza Jr., who ended 2016 by having hip surgery, is ready to play spring games.

The team said that Souza will make his Grapefruit league debut Wednesday, when the Rays take on the Phillies at Charlotte Sports Park, playing right field and leading off the batting order.

"I feel very blessed to be able to walk out tomorrow and be in that lineup," Souza said Tuesday.  "I think that if we needed to, I could have walked out day one, but getting that extra week because of the WBC is just going to be so instrumental to recovery and for the long season."

BECKHAM HEADS OUT ALSO: Tim Beckham has played around the infield so far, but will head further out Wednesday.

Beckham will play in the outfield for the first time in his Major League career Wednesday, as he will be in left field for he game against Philadelphia.

Listen to comments from Steven Souza Jr. below!

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