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UPDATE, 1:05: The Rays and O's are just about set to get start on a beautiful afternoon on in Sarasota before a large crowd. For updates follow our @TBTimes_Rays Twitter account, which cal also be viewed on the Rays page on

UPDATE, 12:19: Maddon said the off-days have been good for the team. He has no update on Fuld. He is happy where the team is overall. And he likes the selection of the new pope.

Orioles lineup:

Roberts 2b,
Reimold dh,
McLouth cf,
Wieters c,
Davis 1b,
Hardy ss,
Betemit 3b,
Jackson rf,
Pridie lf,
Gausman p

UPDATE, 9:05: INF Tim Beckham is on the travel squad and set to make his return to action for the first time since Friday when he was hit by a thrown ball and needed eight stitches for a cut under his right eye. ... OF Sam Fuld said he is going to test his right hamstring with some more rigorous runnnng today but it may be early next week before he returns to action.

UPDATE, 8:27: Rays lineup, with Johnson in leftield again:

Jennings cf
Johnson lf
Longoria 3b
Scott dh
Escobar ss
Joyce rf
Loney 1b
Roberts 2b
Lobaton c
Niemann p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are back in action today after their second off-day of the spring, facing the Orioles in Sarasota.

RHP Jeff Niemann, competing to keep a spot in the rotation, is scheduled to start, and most of the regulars are on the trip.

There should be further updates today on the expected returns of OF Sam Fuld (right hamstring tightness) and INF Tim Beckham (facial laceration).

Lineups soon,



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