by Ryan Adams

The Rays are in the thick of not just a Wild Card race in the American League, but they've been in a tight, two-team division race with the Boston Red Sox for most of the month of August - all without Matt Moore and Desmond Jennings for most of the month.

On Monday morning Tampa Bay Times writer Marc Topkin was on with Tom Jones and Rick Stroud to talk about the status of each.

"He played last night for the Stonecrabs," Topkin said of Jennings. "So if all went well, and it looks like from the boxscore that it did, then he should be joining the Rays today."

"If he continues to be able to play catch with no problem then he's gonna get back on the mound," Topkin said of Moore's progress. "I think you're talking after the Yankee series, either against the Angels or at the end of the month when they head out to the west coast."

For the entire conversation with Marc Topkin, click below!