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Rays Cut Back To 25 Players For Tonight's Wild Card

The Tampa Bay Rays have cut their active roster from 39 to end the regular season back to 25 for the start of the postseason, which begins tonight in Oakland against the Athletics. Tampa Bay has decided to use ten pitchers and 15 position players. First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 tonight from the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Coverage on WDAE begins at 7:00 with The Inside Pitch.

PITCHERS (10): RH Nick Anderson, RH Diego Castillo, RH Oliver Drake, RH Tyler Glasnow, RH Charlie Morton, RH Emilio Pagán, LH Colin Poche, RH Chaz Roe, LH Blake Snell, LH Ryan Yarbrough

CATCHERS (2): Travis d’Arnaud, Mike Zunino

INFIELDERS (9): Willy Adames, Jesús Aguilar, Mike Brosseau, Ji-Man Choi, Yandy Díaz, Matt Duffy, Brandon Lowe, Daniel Robertson, Joey Wendle

OUTFIELDERS (4): Avisaíl García, Kevin Kiermaier, Austin Meadows, Tommy Pham

UPDATE 2:30 PM: The Rays have released their lineup for tonight's contest, with just two left-handed bats in the lineup. Both Yandy Diaz and Mike Brosseau will start tonight on the right side of the infield as well.

Rays starting lineup

Diaz 1B

Pham DH

Meadows LF

d'Arnaud C

Duffy 3B

Garcia RF

Adames SS

Kiermaier CF

Brosseau 2B

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