Jennings out of Rays lineup for third straight game

Jennings out of Rays lineup for third straight game

BALTIMORE -- Desmond Jennings was not in the Rays' starting lineup Tuesday night for the third consecutive game, but the outfielder said his lower back feels fine.

"I did some stuff today in the cage," Jennings said. "Swung off a tee, stuff like that. I guess [the team is] just being more cautious. They probably figured another day wouldn't hurt. But I don't feel bad. If it comes down to it, I could get in and do something. ... See how things go throughout the game. I can get in there today if need be and hopefully get in there tomorrow."

Jennings said he arrived to the ballpark Tuesday thinking that he would be in the lineup.

"Yeah, I want to play every game," Jennings said. "It's tough to watch. But maybe it's smarter to take another day. I feel like I could play."