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Former Red Dave Parker visits Rays; Myers trims hair

Rays at Reds

When/where: 1:10 today, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RHP Alex Cobb (0-1, 3.00)

REDS: RHP Alfredo Simon (1-0, 1.29)

On Cobb: Threw seven scoreless innings Sunday for no-decision in duel with Texas' Yu Darvish. Is 4-1, 3.52 in six interleague starts, has not faced the Reds. Is 0-for-3 as a hitter.

On Simon: Moved into rotation to replace injured Mat Latos, worked seven solid innings Sunday vs. Mets, first start since 2011. Former Oriole has a 1-1, 4.20 record versus Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. Simon

Yunel Escobar 2-for-7

Desmond Jennings 0-for-7

Evan Longoria 4-for-13, 2 HR

Sean Rodriguez 4-for-9

Ben Zobrist 2-for-9


Ramon Santiago 1-for-2

On deck

Sunday: at Reds, 1:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (0-0, 2.25); Reds — LH Tony Cingrani (0-1, 2.45)

Monday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-0, 1.38); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (1-1, 6.75)

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 5.73); Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 9.64)

Wednesday: at Orioles, 12:35. Rays — LH David Price (1-0, 4.05); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (1-0, 1.35)

Rays disabled list

INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, 15-day, eligible April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, right elbow surgery, 15-day, April 14 (on rehab assignment)

RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting June 1)

LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Boppin' with the boys

Former Pirates and Reds great Dave Parker visited the Rays clubhouse Friday, saying he was glad to see them. Rays 3B Evan Longoria sported a version of the T-shirt that Parker (near left) had made, borrowing from a song title, in 1979. "It brought back some memories," said Parker, who has Parkinson's disease. Rays manager Joe Maddon, recalling fondly how well Parker treated him when they were together with the Angels, was thrilled Parker took him up on his invitation to visit. "All the guys came in one by one, meeting the Godfather with their T-shirts on," Maddon said. "It was a very cool moment."

Surprise of the day

OF Wil Myers pointed out to a reporter that he got his untamed hair trimmed on Thursday's off day. "I've been wanting to get it cut," Myers said. "I told you my hair wasn't going to be a story this year."

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