Remaining exhibition games
Ticket into: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $10/12. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
All games 1:05 unless noted
15: vs. Phillies
16: vs. Red Sox
17: at Red Sox, 1:35
19: at Tigers
20: at Twins, 7:05
21: vs. Jays
22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates
23: vs. Twins
24: at Yankees
25: vs. Pirates, 7:05
26: at Phillies
27: vs. Jays
28: at Orioles, 7:05
29: at Tigers
30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10
Hall of Famer Cal Ripken was on hand Sunday to pitch his third children's book, Wild Pitch, which deals with confidence issues. "It's a chance to promote reading and, through a group of travel team guys to create characters to talk about some social issues," he said.
Slugger Cecil Fielder, right, donned a No. 45 Rays uniform for a few days as the latest member of manager Joe Maddon's "Adopt-a-Legend" program. "He's already been a lot of fun in the clubhouse, he's very excited to be here and I think he has a lot to offer," Maddon said of the 49-year-old.
Play of the day
Maddon had been joking that pitching coach Jim Hickey was eager for some TV time, and called his fifth-inning outing to make a pitching change the highlight of the day: "The point to the bullpen was very demonstrative, I kinda liked that."
Blinded by the light?
The B-Street Band, the Bruce Springsteen tribute group led by Maddon buddy Willie Forte, is performing free pregame shows tonight and Tuesday. The Rays had incorrectly announced they were playing Sunday.
Who is this Ray?
He was a 21st-round draft pick in 2010 out of Tennessee Tech. Worked his way to Triple-A Durham in three seasons. Is in big-league camp for first time.
Rays vs. Twins
When/where: 7:05 tonight; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
Tickets: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $10. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
Gates open: 5 p.m.
Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on left.
Parking: $10, lots open at 4:30.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Roberto Hernandez, Jamey Wright, Kyle Farnsworth, Joel Peralta, Jake McGee; Twins — Vince Worley, Brian Duensing, Ryan Pressley, Tyler Robertson, Kyle Gibson
Hernandez has been impressive, though he has four walks in six innings, and that is something to watch.
Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 1:05. Rays — Alex Cobb; Yankees — Ivan Nova
Thursday: vs. Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05. Rays — TBA; O's — TBA
Who is this Ray: LHP Adam Liberatore