"I felt good, but more importantly, I feel great today," Gomes said Tuesday. "Very minimal soreness and no pain whatsoever in the lat."
Gomes will throw another inning on Thursday and plans to make a third appearance in Charlotte on Saturday, if all goes according to plan.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said he needs to see that Gomes "feels well" and that "the numbers look right on the gun" before he comes off the disabled list. Gomes is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in 11 2/3 innings this season
Sam Strong is an associate reporter for MLB.com.
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