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Rays: Maddon switches caps

Rays at White Sox

When/where: 2:10 today; U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH David Price (3-1, 4.04)

WHITE SOX: RH Scott Carroll (MLB debut)

On Price: Coming off complete-game win over Twins on Tuesday. Has been something of a control freak, with 40 strikeouts and four walks. Is 4-4, 3.11 in eight games vs. White Sox.

On Carroll: Makes his major-league debut at age 29 in place of injured ace Chris Sale. Was 3-1, 1.57 in four starts at Triple-A Charlotte, including April 8 win over Rays' Durham team.

Key matchups


None have faced


Gordon Beckham 3-for-22

P. Konerko 10-for-20, 2 HRs

Alexei Ramirez 4-for-23

Dayan Viciedo 1-for-6

On deck

Monday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 6.52); White Sox — RH Andre Rienzo (1-0, 4.91)

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10 Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-1, 7.45); Red Sox — RH John Lackey (2-2, 5.25)

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.11); Red Sox — LH Felix Doubront (1-3, 6.00)

Thursday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.38); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (1-0, 2.87)

Rays disabled list

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

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, 15-day, April 28 (targeting late May)

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

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for season)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Hats off for Maddon

Rays manager Joe Maddon got in trouble with Major League Baseball's fashion police — receiving "a letter of don't do that" — after wearing his team-logoed beanie-style ski cap (left) to the mound on the last road trip. So Saturday, on a frigid night in Chicago, he went back to his "Elmer Fudd" look (above), a traditional Rays cap with ear flaps. "It was not too well received," he said. Maddon had a previous run-in over wearing his hoodie sweatshirt, which he fought for and won. "I'm not as committed to the (ski) hat as I was to the hoodie. … This hat is good enough. It'll definitely keep me warm (with the) flaps down."

Number of the day


Degrees, temperature at first pitch Saturday, the second-coldest game in Rays history, after a 33-degree reading on April 17, 2003, in Boston.



Rays: Maddon switches caps 04/26/14 [Last modified: Sunday, April 27, 2014 12:01am]
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