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Rays: Kevin Cash explains 'TBA' vs 'TBD'

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Up next: at Red Sox, 7:10 Tuesday. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 4.61); Red Sox — RHP Joe Kelly (1-0, 10.13 ERA).

TBA vs. TBD

The Rays aren't saying who will start Thursday's game in Boston, leaving it as "TBA" for now as a point of gamesmanship, though manager Kevin Cash was kind enough to explain the difference between TBA and TBD on Sunday. "Not quite yet," Cash said about Thursday, which could be RHPs Jake Odorizzi or Erasmo Ramirez. "We know, but we're not telling anybody. I figured out that TBA is "to be announced,' which means we know; TBD means "to be determined,' we haven't determined it yet. So we're TBA."

Back-to-back crowd

After drawing a crowd of 30,451 Saturday for Kevin Kiermaier bobblehead night, the Rays drew 21,810 Sunday — with Kiermaier gloves as a promotion. The combined 52,261 in back-to-back games is a mark the Rays matched only twice all of last season, both when the Mets made a rare three-game appearance at Tropicana Field in August.

On deck

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-3, 5.87); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (2-0, 5.11)

Thursday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — LH David Price (2-0, 4.50)

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, core muscle surgery, eligible April 17, targeting mid May

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, eligible April 17, targeting late July

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible April 18, targeting late July

Greg Auman, Times staff writer

Rays: Kevin Cash explains 'TBA' vs 'TBD' 04/17/16 [Last modified: Sunday, April 17, 2016 9:04pm]
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