Rodney to get break, Molina to get to work
The Rays plan to give closer Fernando Rodney a break of 5-6 days after his heavy usage during the Dominican Republic's championship run in the World Baseball Classic.
While the Rays have some concern over Rodney pitching eight times in 13 days, manager Joe Maddon continues to be more concerned about the emotional fatigue of Rodney pitching at such a high level.
Maddon said he wants to believe it will help Rodney get off to a good start and hopes it doesn't have a residual effect on him as the seasion goes on.
Molina got only three at-bats in over two weeks with the Puerto Rico team and Maddon said the Rays will work out a schedule to try to get him sharp offensively as soon as possible.