C Eddy Rodriguez is a proud University of Miami product, so it was with great pain that he wore a Florida State shirt for drills Monday after losing a bet to 3B coach Tom Foley on the weekend UM-FSU series.
Quote of the day
"He makes the field look small. This guy is really strong."
Manager Joe Maddon, right, on non-roster OF Jeremy Moore, who doubled and homered.
Manager Joe Maddon raved about attending Saturday's DeBartolo Family Foundation All-Star Charity Gala in Tampa. He met, among others, 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, new Bucs coach Lovie Smith and GM Jason Licht (whose wife and father-in-law attended Maddon's Lafayette College) and former Buc Warrick Dunn. Maddon talked football and baseball with Kaepernick — who was drafted by the Cubs as a pitcher — and invited him to hang out at a game.
Who is this Ray?
Has been traded in deals for pitchers Zack Greinke and James Shields. Was 14-0, 0.10 as a high school senior, named Illinois player of the year.
Rays at Red Sox
When/where: 1:05 today; JetBlue Park at Fenway South, 11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers
Tickets: $5-48, available through redsox.com, 1-888-733-7696 (RED-SOX6).
Pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer, Mark Lowe, Jake McGee, Nathan Karns, Brad Boxberger, Enny Romero, Mike Montgomery, Jeff Beliveau; Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz, Rubby De La Rosa, Matt Barnes, Andrew Miller, Jose Mijares, Francisco Cordero
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
OF Wil Myers is on the travel squad, so Red Sox fans will have their first chance to serenade him as they did after the '13 ALDS error.
Wednesday: Yankees, 1:05. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos; Yankees — Adam Warren
Thursday: at Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05. Rays — LH David Price; Orioles — TBA
Friday: at Blue Jays (Dunedin), 1:05. Rays — RH Alex Cobb; Jays — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
9 at Yankees
10 at Red Sox
12 at Blue Jays
14 at Braves
15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates
16 Red Sox
18 at Twins, 7:05
19 at Orioles
20 Twins, 7:05
21 Blue Jays
23 at Red Sox
24 at Twins
25 Red Sox
26 Orioles 7:05
27 at Orioles, 7:05
28 at Tigers
29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05
Who is this Ray: RHP Jake Odorizzi
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