Monday morning report: Zobrist closer, Price throwing
The Rays are on the field for the third day of live batting practice, with LHPs David Price and Erik Bedard and RHPs Grant Balfour and Alex Cobb among the 16 pitchers scheduled for action.
2B Ben Zobrist increased his activity, playing catch and taking dry swing (with no ball) but likely won't start full workouts until Wednesday. He said there is no longer any pain in his back, but he still has to loosen it up.
He said he still hopes to be ready for Friday's exhibition opener: "That's the goal.''