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Rays rail: Snubbed Cobb fills time watching Price

'Good' teammate of the day

RHP Alex Cobb, right, came out to the back fields at the Port Charlotte complex on Wednesday's day off to watch ace David Price throw his five innings against an Orioles Class A team, then planned to get in a workout.

'Bad' teammate of the day

The reason Cobb drove back early from St. Petersburg and was at the complex was to meet RHP Jeremy Hellickson, who had said something about playing catch since he's scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today. But when Cobb arrived, Hellickson, right, hadn't shown up yet because he was still back at their spring rental watching a movie.

Remaining exhibition games

Tickets: $10-27, available at, Charlotte Sports Park and Trop box offices, Tampa team store, through Ticketmaster.

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

All games 1:05 unless noted


18: Off

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

Remaining roster

Pitchers (20): Alex Cobb, Dane De La Rosa-x, Kyle Farnsworth, Brandon Gomes, Jeremy Hellickson, Roberto Hernandez, Will Inman-x, Josh Lueke, J.D. Martin-x, Jake McGee, Matt Moore, Jeff Niemann, Juan Carlos Oviedo-x, Joel Peralta, David Price, Cesar Ramos, Fernando Rodney, Juan Sandoval-x, Jamey Wright-x, Kirby Yates.

Catchers (6): Craig Albernaz-x, Robinson Chirinos, Chris Gimenez, Jose Lobaton, Jose Molina, Stephen Vogt

Infielders (13): Leslie Anderson-x, Tim Beckham, Yunel Escobar, Cole Figueroa-x, Mike Fontenot-x, Kelly Johnson, Hak-Ju Lee, James Loney, Evan Lon­goria, Ryan Roberts, Sean Rodriguez, Luke Scott, Ben Zobrist

Outfielders (9): Jason Bourgeois-x, Jack Cust-x, Shelley Duncan-x, Sam Fuld, Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings, Matt Joyce, Wil Myers-x, Rich Thompson-x

x — not on 40-man roster

Who is this Ray?

He hit .532 as a senior at North Carolina's Wesleyan Christian Academy. Third-round pick in 2009. Spent first two minor-league seasons at catcher. One of five players to be in the 2011 and 2012 All-Star Futures Game.

The dish Rays at Orioles

When/where: 1:05 today; Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota

Tickets: $8-32, available through, toll-free 1-800-745-3000

Pitchers: Rays — Jeff Niemann, Cesar Ramos, Josh Lueke, Juan Sandoval; Orioles — Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy


Most of the big names are on the list to play today in Sarasota, including 3B Evan Longoria, SS Yunel Escobar and OFs Desmond Jennings and Matt Joyce.

On deck

Friday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Phillies — John Lannan

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — Roberto Hernandez; Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — Alex Cobb; Red Sox — TBA

Who is this Ray? OF Wil Myers

'Appreciative' teammate of the day

Price said he was glad to see Cobb, who has been dominant thus far this spring. "I think he's coming in to get a little workout in since he's Cy Young now," Price said. "It's good to see. He's coming into his own, and it's fun to watch."

Rays rail: Snubbed Cobb fills time watching Price 03/13/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 9:51pm]
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