Posted May 07, 2012 on rays.scout.com
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Rookie Matt Moore is not living up to expectations thus far, Rays Fans are hoping LF Desmond Jennings is okay after leaving Sunday's game with "knee soreness", B.J. Upton moves to the two-hole in the lineup and Joe Maddon joins an exclusive club of managers.
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