Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon spoke earlier about the tests his team is going through as they deal with injuries. Maddon believes that injuries to Troy Percival and now Carlos Pena (broken finger) will definitely test the Rays’ depth and readiness to be a contender. So far, they’re passing the test with flying colors.
The benefactor of Pena’s injury (he went on the DL) tonight was former Sox utilityman Eric Hinske, who will play first base.
Here’s the Rays lineup: