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Stadium: Tropicana Field | Manager: Joe Maddon
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Detroit50-3855-41
Cleveland42-4350-49
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Toronto42-4351-49
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Joel Peralta hits DL with illness
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Rays placed Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, as a result of an illness.

Peralta is believed to have contracted the illness over the All-Star break, and has been too ill to pitch since. The DL move is retroactive to July 13, though it is not clear when exactly he is expected back. 

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Jeff Beliveau gets the call Tuesday
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Rays recalled pitcher Jeff Beliveau from Triple-A Durham Tuesday, after Joel Peralta was placed on the disabled list.

Beliveau has been up and down with the Rays a few times this season, but has appeared in just two games. He has tossed a pair of scoreless innings in his time in the majors so far. 

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Fantasy Analysis | 1405978373
Joe Maddon shows preference for Jake McGee
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Rays manager Joe Maddon may not have used Jake McGee, who had recorded each of the team's previous five save opportunities, in a save situation Sunday at Minnesota, but he still showed his preference for the left-hander by having him pitch the eighth inning of a two-run game.

As I mentioned in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog (after Al Melchior pointed it out to me on Monday's show), the heart of the Twins lineup was up in the eighth. From Maddon's perspective, it was the higher-leverage situation.

Now, that doesn't mean Maddon was able to rest easy in the ninth. Grant Balfour put two runners on, forcing him to make a pitching change. But it shows he knows McGee is his best reliever. He just needs to be convinced the ninth inning is the best time to use his best reliever.

Sabermetricians have long argued for managers to use their bullpens this way, and Maddon has always been the forward-thinking type. Whether or not it lasts depends on his blood pressure. Sunday's ninth inning no doubt raised it.

My take is it doesn't really matter. Given McGee's usage over the last couple weeks, Maddon typically considers the ninth inning to be the highest-leverage situation. With his perpherals, McGee will get enough save chances to serve as a No. 2 reliever in mixed leagues.

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Jake Odorizzi makes key adjustment
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi is 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA over his last seven starts, with opponents batting .204 against him, notes MLB.com. His turnaround began with a June 10 game against the Cardinals in which he allowed one run and three hits over 7 1/3 innings.

"I realized some things I hadn't seen before when I went out there," Odorizzi told the website. "Now I notice it every game, and it's translatable at the end of each game, and I can tweak it."

Odorizzi declined to elaborate on his adjustment. "Just, I did something different than what I normally do," he said. "And now that I'm doing it, it's like, 'Why didn't I do this from the get-go?'"

A Highland, Ill., native, Odorizzi will start Tuesday in St. Louis against the team he grew up rooting for.

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Report: Joel Peralta fighting mosquito-borne virus
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Rays reliever Joel Peralta is believed to have the chikungunya virus, which is transferred by mosquitoes in Caribbean countries, reports the Tampa Tribune. The symptoms can last up to a week, so the team might put him on the disabled list.

Peralta went home to the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break and believes he contracted the virus there, the paper said. He was feverish and achy and too sick to pitch all weekend.

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGJames Loney , 1B.285
HREvan Longoria , 3B11
RBIEvan Longoria , 3B48
OBPBen Zobrist , 2B.353
SLGMatt Joyce , LF.425
REvan Longoria , 3B52
SBDesmond Jennings , CF12
WDavid Price , SP10
ERADavid Price , SP3.06
WHIPDavid Price , SP1.04
KDavid Price , SP173
SVGrant Balfour , RP11
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