James Loney scratched Tuesday with tweaked side


From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that Rays first baseman James Loney had to be scratched from the starting lineup for Tuesday evening’s game against the Orioles after tweaking a muscle in his right side during pregame batting practice.

Logan Forsythe has been shifted from designated hitter to first base and Brandon Guyer is now at DH against Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.

The severity of Loney’s side injury is unknown.

If it’s an oblique or intercostal strain, he will likely have to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.