Rays Welcome Marlins In Spring Citrus Series Showdown

PORT CHARLOTTE (WDAE) -- The Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins clash for the only time in the Grapefruit League today, as the two teams square off in a spring game at Charlotte Sports Park. Colin Poche will get the start, taking on Jose Urena. FIrst pitch is scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Lowe 1B

Pham LF

Wendle 2B

Diaz 3B

McCarthy CF

Robertson SS

Zunino DH

Coats RF

Perez C

Marlins Starting Lineup

Herrera 2B

Dean LF

Anderson 3B

O'Brien 1B

Harrison CF

Galloway RF

Guerrero DH

Holaday C

Rivera SS

DUFFY, KIERMAIER CLOSE TO RETURNING: The Rays should have both outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and third baseman Matt Duffy playing in games again soon.

Kiermaier, who developed a blister on his right heel after playing in Friday's spring opener, is in the lineup to play Tuesday in Sarasota against the Baltimore Orioles. Meanwhile, Duffy, who has not played in a game this spring after tweaking his left hamstring running the bases during a full-squad workout last week, ran while changing speeds Sunday and is expected to do the same today. If all goes well, he could run the bases Tuesday and be ready to play in games later in the week.

FORMER RAY ARENCIBIA TO DO RADIO FOR MARLINS: Former Rays catcher J.P. Arencibia is at Charlotte Sports Park, providing color commentary for Marlins Radio. Arencibia, who played in the Rays organization in 2015 and part of 2016, will join The Inside Pitch Podcast on Tuesday.

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