Buzz at the Trop
2B Jorge Cantu's bruised left foot has improved to the point that he will be available to pinch hit Monday night and expects to return to the lineup on Tuesday. He has been out since Friday night.
SS Julio Lugo expects to be fully recovered from his abdominal strain when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on April 19.
Though the Rays have already played six games, Monday is opening day for bench coach Bill Evers, who missed the first week recovering from surgery to remove a benign tumor. Evers spent 30 years in the minors before landing his first major-league job, and his parents, Jayne and Bill, came down from New York to see his first game.