Also from today's Rays tales: Rumblings on Matsui's arrival, Price's bats, radio rankings
OF/DH Hideki Matsui seems likely to join the Rays this week, maybe for the weekend series in Boston. … LHP David Price ordered his own bats for interleague play, and they’re inscribed, in honor of his dog, ASTRO PRICE. … The radio team of Andy Freed and Dave Wills was voted 10th best in the majors in a fangraphs.com reader poll based on charisma/analysis/overall; No. 1 was the Giants. … 3B Evan Longoria might be
ahead of schedule in recovering from his partially torn hamstring, but an early return is still June. … Headline on espn.com’s SweetSpot blog last week: MLB’s best closer … Fernando Rodney?!?! … RHP Jeremy Hellickson joined Twitter, @JHell58, and, being a man of few words anyway, will probably find the 140-character limit to his liking.
Got a minute? | Cesar Ramos
Late-night snack? Snickers ice cream bars.
Go-to karaoke song, if you had to? Santeria by Sublime.
Favorite TV show? The Simpsons.
What would be your rapper name? Cricket.
Celebrity crush? Holly Sonders of the Golf Channel.