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Rays: Longoria feeds daughter for first time

Remaining exhibition games

Ticket into: Reserved seats $19-$27, berm/boardwalk $10. Available through and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.

All games 1:05 unless noted


8: vs. Phillies

9: at Phillies

10: vs. Red Sox

11: vs. Twins, 7:05

12: vs. Yankees

13: Off

14: at Orioles

15: vs. Phillies

16: vs. Red Sox

17: at Red Sox, 1:35

18: Off

19: at Tigers

20: at Twins, 7:05

21: vs. Jays

22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates

23: vs. Twins

24: at Yankees

25: vs. Pirates, 7:05

26: at Phillies

27: vs. Jays

28: at Orioles, 7:05

29: at Tigers

30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10

Using his Wil power

Minor-league invitee 1B Nick Weglarz is an engaging, funny guy. He's also resourceful. To gain Twitter followers (@Wegz33) he plans to take advantage of his locker location and report heavily on his more popular neighbor. "Everything you want to know about Wil Myers," he said. "What he had for breakfast, which shoe he puts on first. Everything."

Aw, shucks, photo of the day

Rays 3B Evan Longoria got put right to work after baby daughter Elle was released from the hospital, feeding her for the first time Saturday. "She's home, and needless to say, I'm very excited," Longoria said. (Photo via @jaimeedmondson on Twitter)

Classic moves

Seven Rays are playing in the World Baseball Classic, representing six countries:

INF Iago Januario*, Brazil

C Jose Molina, Puerto Rico

P Cesar Ramos, Mexico

INF Leonardo Reginatto,* Brazil

P Fernando Rodney, Dominican Republic

P Alex Torres, Venezuela

INF/OF Ben Zobrist, U.S.

* Minor-leaguers

Who is this Ray?

He was a 22nd-round pick in 2006. Ranked as team's best defensive player at his position in minors past two years. Occasionally uses Circle of Life from The Lion King as his walkup music.

The dish Rays at Red Sox

When/where: 1:35 today; JetBlue Park, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers

Tickets: $5-$46, available through, 1-888-733-7696 (REDSOX6)

Pitchers: Rays — Jeremy Hellickson, Jeff Niemann, Enny Romero, Alex Colome, Dane De La Rosa, Kirby Yates; Red Sox — Felix Doubront, Chris Hernandez, Terry Doyle, Chris Carpenter


Ryan Roberts and Sean Rodriguez are the main big-leaguers making the trip, along with OF prospect Wil Myers.

On deck

Tuesday: at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Twins — Liam Hendriks

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05. Rays — TBA; Pirates — TBA

Who is this Ray: C Mark Thomas

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Number of the day


Temperature at first pitch Sunday in Port Charlotte against the Twins

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