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Gameday report: Rays vs Orioles



Update 10:10 a.m. OF Matt Joyce said he hasn't thrown in three days,  and though he's unlikely to make the Opening Day roster, he is still not ready to rule himself out (until the Rays do).


Developing: The Rays will face the Orioles here today in their spring home finale at Charlotte Sports Park.

RHP Mike Ekstrom, a candidate for the final bullpen spot, will start the game today, making possibly his final case. Opening Day starter James Shields will start in a minor league game, with C Dioner Navarro behind the plate.

The Rays will have to make a decision soon on INF Hank Blalock, who is DH today.

Bartlett ss
Crawford lf
Zobrist 2b
Longoria 3b
Pena 1b
Upton cf
Burrell rf
Blalock  dh
Shoppach c
Ekstrom p

[Last modified: Saturday, May 1, 2010 12:15am]


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