Casali (head) is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Boston, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. Casali is back in the lineup after suffering a bruise during Wednesday's game against the Angels. With the team having an off day Thursday, he was able to get two days of rest (Hank Conger started Friday) and return behind the plate for Saturday's matchup.
Casali (head) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox, The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports. Casali appeared to have suffered a bruise after getting hit with a back swing in the head during Wednesday's matchup with the Angels. He is not in the lineup for Friday's game, but the Rays have been going back and forth with him and Hank Conger. Casali could be back in the lineup this weekend, but the Rays could choose to have him sit out until after the All-Star break as a precaution.
Casali (head) appears to have suffered no more than a bruise after getting hit with a backswing in Wednesday's loss to the Angels, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The 27-year-old's medical evaluation seemed to go reasonably well, with manager Kevin Cash reporting that "[Casali} seems to be okay, he's a little beat up." Casali sat in favor of Hank Conger for Thursday's series finale against the Angels, and remains day-to-day.
Casali is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Indians, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. Casali is in the midst of an 0-for-14 slump over his last five games, as he's collected just two hits since June 6. Even still, he appears to remain the preferred option behind the plate most days, but he'll head to the bench in favor of Hank Conger Tuesday.
Casali is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners. Casali collected a pair of hits in Tuesday's contest, but his average on the season still sits at a lowly .187, so he'll head to the bench for a day off Wednesday. Hank Conger will take over behind the plate in his place and bat eighth.