Celebrity singer of the day
American Idol finalist Shannon Magrane, daughter of former Rays broadcaster Joe Magrane, will sing the national anthem before the Rays-Yankees game April 7. Magrane, 16, a sophomore at Tampa's Blake High, finished in 11th place in this year's Idol competition.
Beer not banned
In the wake of RHP Matt Bush's DUI arrest, manager Joe Maddon said he still will allow beer in the clubhouse. "This is about a young man who had problems in the past, and he made a bad choice," Maddon said. Bush told police he got his drinks on the way home from shopping at a Sarasota mall.
Rays at Twins
When/where: 3:05 today; Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers
Tickets: $10-$40, available at stadium box office, through twinsbaseball.com or by calling toll-free 1-800-338-9467.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297
Pitchers: Rays — Jeremy Hellickson, Brandon Gomes, Jake McGee; Twins— Jason Marquis, Matt Capps, Glen Perkins, Matt Maloney, Jeff Gray, Brendan Wise
3B Evan Longoria, OF Desmond Jennings, OF Matt Joyce and SS Sean Rodriguez are among the regulars scheduled to play today in Fort Myers.
Sunday: vs. Marlins, 1:05. Rays — Wade Davis, J.P. Howell, Burke Badenhop, Cesar Ramos; Marlins — Josh Johnson, Jose Ceda, Edward Mujica, Rob Delaney.
All games 1:05 unless noted
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 Ray?
He's a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation and an avid fisherman. At 6 feet 9, he matches LHP Mark Hendrickson as the tallest players in Rays history.
Who is this answer: RHP Jeff Niemann
Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Ceremonial first pitch, Part I
Jim Dundee, son of the late legendary boxing trainer Angelo Dundee, will deliver the ceremonial first pitch before the Rays' season opener against the Yankees on April 6 at Tropicana Field. Game time is 3:10 p.m. Saxophonist BK Jackson will perform the national anthem.
Ceremonial first pitch, Part II
Brad Snyder, a 2002 graduate of St. Petersburg's Northeast High and the Naval Academy, will throw out the first pitch April 7. In 2011, the 28-year-old Navy lieutenant was working with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit in Afghanistan when he stepped on a homemade land mine and was blinded.