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Belnome on the way



Update 6:04 p.m. The Rays officially announce that INF Sean Rodriguez is going on the paternity list due to teh expected birth of his fourth child. The leave is for up to three days.

In his place, the Rays have recalled INF Vince Belnome, who is available to play tonight.

Developing: With INF/OF Sean Rodriguez attending to his wife Giselle, who is delivering their fourth child, the Rays are making a contingency plan to add a player to the roster for tonight's game.

Manager Joe Maddon wouldn't reveal those plans, but they likely involve INF Vince Belnome, who was scratched from the lineup for Triple-A Durham's opener tonight.

The Rays expect to make an announcement around 6 p.m. regarding Rodriguez's status.

Belnome, added to the 40-man roster this winter, is a lefty hitter who can play first, second and third.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:25pm]


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