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Several Rays expressed relief Friday afternoon - one day after Tampa Bay stood pat with no deadline deals - saying they feel confident with the guys they have in the clubhouse. Carlos Pena, for example, said the team feels the onus is on them to perform, and pick up their performance at the plate.

Manager Joe Maddon echoed those comments, saying he "likes the names" he writes on the lineup card, even though they've combined to produce just 2.7 runs per game and bat .216 (.136 with runners in scoring position) the last 20 games.

*OF Rocco Baldelli will finish up a rehab assignment with Montgomery tonight, with the plan to play seven innings. It appears he's getting closer and closer to a return, but Maddon said Baldelli will be re evaluated Saturday to see how his body responds.


Curtis Granderson, CF

Placido Polanco, 2B

Carlos Guillen, 3B

Magglio Ordonez, RF

Miguel Cabrera, 1B

Gary Sheffield, DH

Marcus Thames, LF

Edgar Renteria, SS

Brandon Inge, C

Zach Miner, RHSP


Akinori Iwamura, 2B

B.J. Upton, CF

Carl Crawford, LF

Evan Longoria, 3B

Carlos Pena, 1B

Cliff Floyd, DH

Dioner Navarro, C

Eric Hinske, RF

Jason Bartlett, SS

Scott Kazmir, LHSP

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:37am]


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