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Tampa Bay Rays News: Logan Forsythe may activated before tonight's game

Logan Forsythe has been sorely missed and would be a huge boost to the Rays

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Cash went on Power Alley on MLB Network Radio with Jim Bowden and Mike Ferrin a little while ago and among the topics to come up was Logan Forsythe and when he'd return. As Cash was approached about the subject, Bowden and Ferrin asked him if he though Forsythe would return sometime next week when Cash interrupted and said that Fosythe should be in tonight's starting lineup.

Adding Forsythe back to an already potent Rays lineup would be tremendous as he'd be taking the place of Taylor Motter. who after a quick start and has cooled off considerably.

Logan Forsythe was having the best season of any player on the roster when he was drilled by arrant pitch from Felix Hernandez, causing a hairline fracture in his left shoulder blade. This occurred just over a month ago on May 9th, with Forsythe being placed on the disabled list on May 14th. Forsythe began his rehab assignment on Wednesday and he ended up playing in two games for the Bulls where he collected two hits -- including one homer -- in seven plate appearances.

Before going down with the injury, Forsythe had slashed .308/.398/.523 with four home runs, good for 157 wRC+ and 1.4 fWAR. With Forsythe's return, the Rays will have to make a decision on who to send down with Tim Beckham, Taylor Motter, and Nick Franklin all being candidates to rejoin Durham. Also with Forsythe's return, he'll retake his second base duties, allowing Steve Pearce to move into the DH role to rest his sore elbow. Desmond Jennings will likely have the starting center field job, with Corey Dickerson and Mikie Mahtook platooning in left field.