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And in other news: Longoria, Cobb and rotation updates



In other news not related to Wil Myers:

* 3B Evan Longoria said his right foot felt better today and h would play 3B in the day game but probably DH in the night game. Never having had plantar fasciitis before he's not sure exactly how it will feel, and said there may be some day of game decisions, but he hopes to be able to continue to play in the field.

* Manager Joe Maddon said he talked to RHP Alex Cobb, who was hit in the right ear by a line drive on Saturday, and that Cobb is feeling better, but there was no way yet to saw when this season - or even if - Cobb would return to the mound.

"He's feeling a little bit better, obviously not tremendously better,'' Maddon said. "It's one of those things that's just going to take some time. My advice to him was to not try to really rush anything, just permit your body to tell you when you're ready to do the next thing, and I think he's pretty much accepted that thought.''

Maddon didn't have any specifics whether the concussion or the ear issue were the bigger hurdle. but that "it's going to be a long process I think.''

As for a possible returrn this season, Maddon said: "I don't know that. I don't want to say one way or the other. We haven't even discussed that. I think it's important that he just gets to the next day and see how he feels and just stay together with the medical people. I would never creat conjecture on that one way or the other. I really don't know.''

* The Rays will pitch LHP Matt Moore and RHP Roberto Hernandez in the first two games of the four-game series at Yankee Stadium on regular rest, then fill Saturday's open slot most likely with Alex Colome and then bring Chris Archer back to pitch Sunday.


[Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:41pm]


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