Tampa Bay Rays Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Faria will start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: It was expected that the Rays would use an opener Tuesday to cover one or two innings before giving way to the bullpen, but Faria should offer the team more length at the beginning of the contest. The 25-year-old has made 11 starts with the big club this season, but he's worked exclusively in relief since rejoining the Rays as a September callup. Faria has been limited to no more than three innings in any of his three appearances this month, so though he'll be more stretched out than most of the Rays' favored openers, it's still expected he'll face a restricted pitch count in the outing. If Faria fares well in his return to a starting role, he could get another turn in the Rays' season finale Sunday against the Blue Jays.
News: Yarbrough (15-6) allowed three runs on five hits and two walks across five innings Monday to take the loss against the Yankees. He struck out three.
Impact: Yarbrough entered in the fourth inning and got into trouble in the fifth, allowing two runs on two hits, a walk and a passed ball. He settled down after that, though an RBI double from Aaron Judge widened the gap in the seventh and the Yanks' bullpen closed it out from there. Yarbrough has fallen on hard times of late, allowing 10 earned runs across 14.2 innings over his last four appearances. He could see one more extended outing before the end of the regular season.
News: Ciuffo is dealing with a bruised right hand, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Ciuffo exited Monday's game with the injury after going 0-for-2 at the dish. The issue doesn't appear to be anything serious, so he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward.
News: Choi (knee) is back in the lineup Monday against the Yankees.
Impact: Choi left Friday's game with knee soreness and was on the bench for the next two contests. He'll return Monday, acting as the designated hitter as usual and batting third.
News: Adames (illness) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Yankees.
Impact: Adames sat out Sunday's contest due to illness and will not start Monday either. It's unclear how many more days he's expected to miss. Joey Wendle will again slide over to shortstop in his absence, with Brandon Lowe starting at second base.
News: Kiermaier (back, shoulder) is not starting Monday against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Impact: Kiermaier was pulled in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, which came a few innings after he appeared to hurt his back and left shoulder on a pair of spectacular catches against the outfield wall. The dual injuries will wind up costing him at least one start, with Mallex Smith sliding over to center field in his place and Austin Meadows getting the start in right.