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Texas shiver



It doesn't feel much like Texas with temperatures in the 50's as the Rays are going through batting practice. Manager Joe Maddon joked about a chance of snow, but it shouldn't be quite that bad. The temps should warm up after some overnight showers.

Rocco Baldelli is back in centerfield as expected, which means rookie Elijah Dukes will have to learn how to handle the DH role. Also, Josh Paul is catching in place of Dioner Navarro.
The full lineup:
Crawford, lf
Zobrist, ss
Baldelli, cf
Wigginton, 1b
Young, rf
Iwamura, 3b
Dukes, dh
Paul, c
Upton, 2b

Maddon said he hadn't decided yet how often Baldelli would play center, and he also said he told struggling SS Ben Zobrist (hitting .059) to not try so hard.

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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