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Rays: Molina brothers, Wil Myers bobblehead

Rays vs. Rangers

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $18-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within five hours of game.

Promotion: RF Wil Myers rookie of the year bobblehead to the first 20,000

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH David Price (1-0, 2.45)

RANGERS: RH Nick Martinez (0-0, 0.00)

On Price: He had a strong debut on opening day, allowing just two runs in 71/3 innings in a win over the Blue Jays. He threw a complete game to beat Texas in Game 163 last season but was 1-7 with a 5.57 ERA in 11 previous starts against it, including the postseason.

On Martinez: He will make his big-league debut, having gone 12-7 with a 2.50 ERA in 25 starts and two relief appearances last season between Class A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco.

Key matchups

Rangers vs. Price

E. Andrus 12-for-30

A. Beltre 10-for-30, HR

A. Rios 11-for-27, 2 HRs

On deck

Sunday: vs. Rangers, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (0-1, 7.20); Rangers — RH Yu Darvish (0-0, 0.00)

Rays disabled list

With date eligible to return:

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

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, right elbow surgery, April 14 (targeting mid April)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, April 14 (targeting June 1)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

A Molina moment

Rays C Jose Molina was happy to catch up with older brother Bengie, the Rangers' first-base coach, before Friday's game. Jose, 38, said it's tough for him, Bengie, 39, a former MLB catcher, and younger brother Yadier, 31, the Cardinals' MVP catcher, to be together at the same time. "Bengie lives in Arizona. I live in Puerto Rico. Yadi lives in Jupiter. We're all over the place," Jose said. "But we'll find a time."

Myers mania

RF Wil Myers is excited to receive his 2013 AL Rookie of the Year award today in a pre-game presentation. "It's going to be cool to just get it in front of the home crowd," Myers said. Myers is also pumped for today's commemorative bobblehead giveaway, the first in his likeness. "It's pretty similar," he said. "It's got some of the features of myself. It's cool."

Myers mania

RF Wil Myers is excited to receive his 2013 AL rookie of the year award today in a pregame presentation. "It's going to be cool to just get it in front of the home crowd," Myers said. He is also pumped for today's bobblehead giveaway, the first in his likeness. "It's pretty similar," he said. "It's got some of the features of myself. It's cool."

Rays: Molina brothers, Wil Myers bobblehead 04/04/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2014 11:51pm]
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