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Rays: Motter will donate in ways other than his hair

Tampa Bay Rays rightfielder Taylor Motterat bat in the second inning during the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, on March 11, 2016.

WILL VRAGOVIC | Times

Tampa Bay Rays rightfielder Taylor Motterat bat in the second inning during the exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, on March 11, 2016.

Hair today, and tomorrow

"Helpful" teammates have put INF/OF Taylor Motter's name on the signup sheet at least three times for today's Cut for a Cure event, when Rays players and staff have their heads shave to raise money and awareness for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Motter, who has long, flowing blond locks that haven't been cut in three years, plans to make a donation to the cause but won't get anywhere near the razors no matter how much peer pressure. "That's not happening," he said. "No chance."

The dish Rays vs. Yankees

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte.

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Tickets: See below (note that prices today and Sunday increase by $3).

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½ -2 hours. Suggested route: Interstate 75 South to Toledo Blade Road. Go west 6½ miles to El Jobean Road (SR 776). Go right 2 miles. Stadium complex is on left.

Parking: $10, lots open at 10.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — Matt Moore, Alex Colome, Xavier Cedeno, Ryan Webb, Dana Eveland, Jhan Marinez, Brad Boxberger; Yankees — Luis Severino, Johnny Barbato, Nick Goody, James Pazos, Branden Pinder.

Heads up

Moore makes his second start, having allowed a leadoff homer and nothing else in two innings vs. the Red Sox on Monday.

On deck

Sunday (split squad): vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — Erasmo Ramirez; Red Sox — Rick Porcello. At Blue Jays, 1:05. Rays — Matt Andriese; Blue Jays — TBA

Monday: at Braves, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Braves — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — Drew Smyly; Phillies — TBA

Exhibition schedule

Rays tickets: Range from $10-29, available at raysbaseball.com, calling toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.). Prices increase to $15-$32 today and Sunday.

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.



March

17 at Phillies

18 vs. Red Sox

19 vs. Orioles

20 at Orioles

22 at Cuban national team (Havana)

23 at Twins

24 at Yanks, 6:35

25 vs. Twins

26 at Pirates, 6:05

27 vs. Jays

29 at Jays

30 vs. Red Sox

31 vs. Pirates

April

1 at Braves, at Tigers

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays: Motter will donate in ways other than his hair 03/11/16 [Last modified: Friday, March 11, 2016 7:30pm]
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