TORONTO (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays activated first baseman James Loney off the paternity list Sunday and optioned infielder Ryan Roberts to Triple-A Durham.
Loney had missed Tampa Bay's first two games following the All-Star break after the birth of his first child, a son. He's batting .315 with nine homers and 43 RBIs.
Rookie outfielder Wil Myers was held out of Tampa Bay's starting lineup Sunday with a sore left wrist. Myers, who is batting .310 with four homers and 18 RBIs, aggravated the wrist on a slide Saturday.
Also out of the lineup for a third straight game was shortstop Yunel Escobar, who has a sore right hamstring. Escobar worked out on the field before the game, and manager Joe Maddon said Escobar should be available for Monday's game at Boston.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Dodgers, Cubs kick off heavyweight series Mike Montgomery acquitted himself quite well in his first start as a Cub. Tonight, though, presents an entirely different obstacle.
Thumbnail Boston's Wright resumes big year vs. Royals At 71-56, the Red Sox aren’t exactly treading water in the American League East. Yet they couldn’t be much happier about the return of an indispensable...
Thumbnail Nationals try to topple Rockies again In Thursday’s Washington-Colorado series opener, Max Scherzer fired eight immaculate innings. Odds are, though, the nation’s capital won’t see nearly the same kind...
Thumbnail Braves vs. Giants Prediction The Giants’ bats are struggling but will they and the Braves combine to fall under the total tonight when the two teams clash at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Indians vs. Rangers Prediction The Indians are a little pricey on the money line tonight but are they worth it when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages