Dubious achievement of the day
The Rays are 0-4 in the spring for the first time in their 15-season history.
Who is this Ray?
He was released by the Yankees after two seasons in the low minors. He played for six teams in three independent leagues over a five-year period. He made his big-league debut in July vs. the Yankees.
Rays at Yankees
When/where: 1:05 today; Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive (corner of Dale Mabry and ML King Blvd.), Tampa
Tickets: $17-33, available via yankees.com, via Ticketmaster, at stadium
TV: MLB Network
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297
Pitchers: Rays — James Shields, Burke Badenhop, Dane De La Rosa, Alex Colome, Josh Lueke, Romulo Sanchez; Yankees — Hiroki Kuroda, TBA
Frontline RF Matt Joyce, CF B.J. Upton, 2B/RF Ben Zobrist and C Jose Molina are all scheduled to play.
Thursday: vs. Tigers, 1:05. Rays — David Price; Tigers — Doug Fister; and at Twins, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Twins — Francisco Liriano
Friday: Orioles, 1:05. Rays — Alex Cobb; O's — Jake Arrieta
Saturday: at Red Sox, 7:05. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA
Rays tickets: $9/12-27, available at box office, via raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster.
Info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
All games 1:05 unless noted
13: at Orioles
16: at Jays
17: at Pirates
18: Red Sox
20: at Marlins
22: at Pirates
23: Jays (7:05)
24: at Twins (3:05)
26: at Twins
27: at Red Sox (1:35)
28: Pirates (7:05)
29: at Phillies
30: at Pirates
31: Red Sox
1: at Orioles
3: at Twins
4: vs. Future Rays, 1:40 , at Trop.
* Value game, $2 off
Who is this answer: RHP Dane De La Rosa
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Executive decision of the day
The Rays have two games Thursday, and manager Joe Maddon said he was "assigned" the home game vs. Detroit rather than the road game at the Twins. Why? Because they split the staff, and coaches Dave Martinez and Tom Foley want to stop on the way back from Fort Myers to eat at Blu Sushi and go to the Bass Pro Shops store. "It's kinda like a toy store for them,'' Maddon said.
Quote of the day
"If a wild boar shows up in our clubhouse, we're in good shape."
Manager Joe Maddon, in the hunting prowess of DH Luke Scott and other Rays