Friday, April 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: All-Star break plans; All-Star break stats

All-Star break plans

"Laying down."

CF B.J. Upton

"Chilling out."

Rays manager Joe Maddon

"Relaxing. That will be a lot of fun."

RHP Jeremy Hellickson



All-Star break hitting stats

Team average: .232, lowest in team history at the break

Runs: 363, fewest since 2002

Slugging percentage: .376, lowest in team history at the break

Quote of the day

"It was great that they had good games and we beat them because they're great guys and they were a big part of what we did last year."

Joe Maddon, on Sun­day's performances by the Indians' Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman



Break dancing

Rays record at the All-Star break the past five seasons:

Year W-L Pct. Pos. GB

2008 * 55-39 .585 21/2

2009 48-41 .593 3 61/2

2010 * 54-34 .614 2 2

2011 * 49-41 .544 3 6

2012 45-41 .523371/2

* Made postseason

On deck

Tuesday: All-Star Game, Kansas City, Mo., 8, Ch. 13

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Workout at Tropicana Field, 4-6 (closed to the public)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (4-5, 3.41); Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (11-4, 2.82); Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (8-5, 4.16) Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, June 5

OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13 *

OF Matt Joyce, oblique strain, 15-day, July 5

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

* Out for the season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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