Rays catcher Curt Casali is in the starting lineup for Monday's game. It's his third start in the last five games but just his 13th on the year. He replaces Rene Rivera, who has started 66 games behind the plate for the Rays.
The Mendoza Line is suddenly in sight for Rays catcher Rene Rivera, who hasn't been hot all year, but is now at least warm. Rivera slapped a double and single - off Astros ace Dallas Keuchel, no loss - in a Saturday victory. The latter hit gave his team a 2-0 lead. He is now 8-for-19 over his last five games and has raised his average to .185, its highest point of the season.
Rays catcher Rene Rivera went 3 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Royals. Rivera hit a solo home run to right field in the ninth inning to cut the Royals' lead to 9-5. Rivera is hitting .318 with two home runs and five RBI over his last seven games.
Rays catcher Rene Rivera hit a solo home run in the seventh inning of Saturday's win over Boston. Rivera went 1 for 3 and went deep for the fourth time this season. It was his first homer since June 16. Four of Rivera's last six hits have gone for extra bases. Rivera drove in his 17th run of the season.
Rays first baseman Rene Rivera was the lone bright spot in Tuesday's 16-4 loss to the Nationals. Rivera went 2 for 4 with three RBI to lead the Rays. His biggest hit came in the ninth inning when he hit a three-run home run off Drew Storen. Prior to Tuesday's two-hit game, Rivera had been hitting .188 with two RBI in his last seven games.