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Rays: Maddon to participate in hometown project

Getting HIP

Manager Joe Maddon will spend today's off day in his hometown of Hazleton, Pa., attending the grand opening of the Hazleton Integration Project's Hazleton One Community Center. "I'm really excited about that," Maddon said. "This is about three or four years of work in the making, and I think, hopefully, it's going to make a difference in our community."

Quote of the day

"You're not going to hear a lot of the high expectations coming from this particular desk or this chair. I want him to play. I want him to be a Ray."

Manager Joe Maddon on the pressure on prized OF prospect Wil Myers, who was called up on Sunday.

Father's Day gift of the day

Manager Joe Maddon said he was pleasantly surprised to see that, in a break between innings Sunday, there were voice messages from his grandkids played on the JumboTron, wishing him a happy Father's Day. "That was great," he said. "I had no idea."

Breakfast club

LHP David Price said it was fun to have breakfast with ex-teammate RHP James Shields and his family Sunday morning at Cassis American Brasserie in downtown St. Petersburg. "It was good, good food, and Price wanted to see my kids," Shields said. "It was a good morning."

Number of the day

147 Two-out runs given up by the Rays this season, second most in the majors.

Today: Off

Next: Tuesday at Red Sox, 1:05 and 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-2, 4.80) and RH Alex Colome (1-0, 0.00); Red Sox — LH Felix Doubrount (4-3, 4.91) and RH Alfredo Aceves (3-1, 5.58)

On deck

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (4-3, 5.67); Red Sox — RH Ryan Dempster (4-7, 4.21)

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays – TBA; Yankees – RH David Phelps (4-4, 4.08)

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays – RH Roberto Hernandez (4-7, 5.02); Yankees – LH CC Sabathia (7-5, 3.93)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Cobb, head, seven-day concussion disabled list

• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 15-day, eligible May 22

• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

• LHP David Price, left triceps strain, 15-day, eligible May 31

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Rays: Maddon to participate in hometown project 06/16/13 [Last modified: Sunday, June 16, 2013 11:07pm]
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