Bald move of the day
Manager Joe Maddon has decided on a closely trimmed No. 1 cut, rather than going all the way (a la USF coach Stan Heath), for Thursday's head-shaving to benefit pediatric cancer, concerned about the issues of an in-grown hair. He doesn't plan to live with the look long: "My hair does grow relatively quick. I hope this is not going to put a damper on the reproduction process of my follicles."
Preventive maneuver of the day
LHP David Price will return to action Tuesday, planning to take it easier toweling off his head between innings after knocking himself out of Thursday's game by overdoing it. Actually, the 6-foot-6 Price said he may get some help from his bosses. "I might have Joe (Maddon) do it," he said. "Andrew (Friedman)'s too short."
Who is this Ray?
He is the youngest of eight children. He was acquired in trade from the Angels. He made his big-league debut last season.
Rays vs. Twins
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
Tickets: Reserved seats $19-27, berm/boardwalk $9. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Parking: $10, lots open at 10:30
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — James Shields, Kyle Farnsworth, Jake McGee, Cesar Ramos, Matt Bush, Matt Torra; Twins — Carl Pavano, Phil Dumatrait, Glen Perkins, Matt Capps
RHP Kyle Farnsworth, held back for what the Rays say was just cautious handling, makes his exhibition debut.
Tuesday: at Orioles, 1:05. Rays — David Price; O's — TBA
Wednesday: vs. Marlins, 1:05. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson; Marlins — TBA
Thursday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Phillies — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
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: LHP Alex Torres