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Tampa Bay Rays news and notes: Hazleton comes calling, bodies in motion

Rays at Phillies

When/where: 4:05 today, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH James Shields (7-4, 3.72)

Phillies: RH Kyle Kendrick (2-7, 5.29)

On Shields: After going 0-3 with a 5.92 ERA during a four-game stretch, Shields has allowed one earned run over his last two starts. A bigger problem is the MLB-high 12 unearned runs he has allowed. He beat the Phillies in 2006 and in the 2008 World Series.

On Kendrick: It has been a rough season for Kendrick, who has lost three straight and given up five or more runs in each outing. Overall, he has allowed 102 base­runners in 63 innings.

Rays vs. Kendrick

Jeff Keppinger 1-for-6

Carlos Peña 0-for-1

Phillies vs. Shields

Placido Polanco 8-for-17, 2 HR

Jim Thome 8-for-27, HR

Ty Wigginton 5-for-12, 2 HR

On deck

Sunday: at Phillies, 1:05 and 6:35, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (9-4. 3.08) and Alex Cobb (3-3, 3.82); Phillies — Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.48) and Cole Hamels (10-3. 3.25)

Monday: at Royals, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Chris Archer (0-1, 1.50); Royals — Luke Hochevar (4-7, 5.65)

Tuesday: at Royals, 8:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Matt Moore (4-5, 4.13); Royals — Bruce Chen (6-6, 4.81)

Wednesday: at Royals, 2:10, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (7-4, 3.72); Royals — TBA

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

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

• RHP Kyle Farnsworth, right elbow strain, 60-day, June 5

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

• *OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, May 28

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right shoulder fatigue, 15-day, June 30

• OF Matt Joyce, left 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

• DH Luke Scott, back stiffness, 15-day, June 24

* out for season

Marc Topkin. Times staff writer

Moving day

The Rays made roster moves involving seven players Friday, which made it their busiest such day in more than nine years. On May 9, 2003, they made moves involving 10 players, adding LHPs John Rocker and Jim Parque, INFs Felix Escalona and Antonio Perez, and OF Jason Tyner while subtracting RHPs Steve Parris and Victor Zambrano, INFs Rey Ordonez and Chris Truby, and OF George Lombard.

Stat of the day


Rays players who have been on the DL this season. Only the Red Sox (18), Nationals (16) and Padres (15) have had more


Marc Topkin


Joe Smith


Sports Columnists

Gary Shelton


Tom Jones:



Rick Stroud


Stephen F. Holder


USF Bulls

Greg Auman


UF Gators

Antonya English


Hazleton relocated

Citizens Bank Park will have a Hazleton, Pa., flavor today. Nearly 100 fans from manager Joe Maddon's hometown will attend the game, traveling to it in two buses. Proceeds from the trip, organized by Maddon's sister, Carmine, will benefit his Hazleton Integration Project. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro provided the tickets. Maddon's mom, Beanie, is also coming.

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