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For starters: Rays vs. Phillies



UPDATE, 1:03: The Rays and Phillies are about to get started on a sunny pleasant afternoon in Port Charlotte. For updates, follow our @TBTimes_Rays Twitter feed which also can be viewed on the Rays page on

UPDATE, 10:13: Maddon said he wasn't aware Price had tweeted a photo of the welt that he got on his forehead during Wednesday's paint ball event but said he'll pitch today: "He's going to attempt to paint the corners.'' ... Maddon said Scott "did really well" in his workouts and wants to play Sunday but the team will wait for Monday, and that Fuld remains "status quo" aiming to return at the end of next week. ... Maddon said they will wait a few more days to formally name their opening day starter; here's a hint - take Price.

UPDATE, 9:22: Luke Scott said he will test his left hamstring in running the bases on Saturday and expects to return early next week. Fuld said he will take his time but doesn't believe the tightness in his right hamstring is serious... The newest member of the Rays "Adopt a legend" program will be Cecil Fielder, and the former slugger will be in camp and in uniform Sunday-Tuesday.

Phillies lineup:

Galvis ss
Frandsen 2b
Young 3b
Ruiz c
Mayberry 1b
Ruf lf
Brown rf
Fields dh
Martinez cf
Kendrick p

UPDATE, 8:08: Rays lineup:
Escobar ss
Johnson 2b
Longoria 3b
Joyce rf
Loney 1b
Anderson lf
Gimenez c
Vogt dh
Thompson cf
Price p

DEVELOPING: The Rays are back in Port Charlotte today for the first of a home-and-home series with the Phillies.

LHP David Price, the Cy Young Award winner, is scheduled to make his third spring appearance.

3B Evan Longoria, who has looked good and healthy since returning to camp following the Feb. 20 birth of his daughter, is expected back in the lineup.

Other pitchers scheduled to work for the Rays include Jamey Wright, Kyle Farnsworth (in his first appearance of the spring), Joel Peralta, Brandon Gomes and Jake McGee.

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is listed among the scheduled pitchers.

Lineups soon.



[Last modified: Friday, March 8, 2013 1:04pm]


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