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Hickey not with team due to fire at Florida home



UPDATE, 1:10: Hickey said he is planning to rejoin the team on Tuesday.

DEVELOPING: Pitching coach Jim Hickey is not with the Rays in Milwaukee tonight due to a "pretty significant" fire at his home in St. Cloud.

Assistant Stan Boroski will fill in.

According to manager Joe Maddon, the fire started and was contained to the garage at Hickey's home, but there was smoke and water damage throughout and his family had to relocate to a relative's home. There were no injuries.

"It was pretty significant,'' Maddon said.

Maddon was not sure when Hickey - who got word of the fire just before team team left Sunday for Milwaukee - would rejoin the team.


[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:15am]


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