James Loney is not in the Rays starting lineup on Thursday.
The Rays are facing the left-handed pitching Vargas, and they're sitting Loney to avoid a lefty on lefty matchup. Loney is actually hitting lefties well this year, with a .777 OPS. However, in 2010-2012, his OPS was only .555 against left-handed pitching compared to .759 versus righties.
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