Monday's Starting Lineup, Good News On Boxberger

FORT MYERS (620 WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will look to capitalize on their momentum after Sunday's win over Toronto, heading to Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers to take on the Minnesota Twins.  Jose De Leon will get the start, taking on Justin Haley.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Smith CF

Beckham SS

Bauers 1B

Souza RF

Gillaspie DH

Franklin 2B

Sucre C

Peterson LF

Robertson 3B

BOXBERGER GETTING BACK ON MOUND: Reliever Brad Boxberger who has yet to see action in a Grapefruit League game dealing with a sore lat and back, said Monday morning that he will throw a bullpen session today, and if all goes well, could throw live batting practice as early as Wednesday.  The right-hander said he feels he will be ready to go for Opening Day.

TOLLESON'S BULLPEN GOES WELL: Reliever Shawn Tolleson, who has made just one appearance this spring because of back spasms, threw a bullpen session Sunday in Port Charlotte, with manager Kevin Cash saying the staff, including pitching coach Jim Hickey, reported to him that the right-hander looked "the best he's seen him look since he's been in camp with us."

Cash said that the next step for the reliever could be live batting practice, but he could also transition directly back into Grapefruit League games because he had already been in game action.

Listen to Cash's comments below!

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