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. Next five days: off, at Bal., at Bal., at Bal., at Bos.

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The dish

Today: Off

Next game: at Orioles, 7:05 Friday, Camden Yards, Baltimore, Sun Sports

Probable pitchers: Rays — Matt Garza (13-7, 3.53), Orioles — Kevin Millwood (3-14, 5.34)

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05, Sun Sports. Rays — James Shields (13-11, 4.73); Orioles — Jeremy Guthrie (8-13, 3.94)

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35, Sun Sports. Rays — Wade Davis (11-9, 4.29); Orioles — Brian Matusz (7-12, 4.72)

Monday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeff Niemann (10-5, 3.97); Red Sox — Jon Lester (15-8, 3.27)

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (16-6, 2.92); Red Sox — Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-4, 4.19)

Callup quotes of the day

"It was tough, I'm glad it's over with, and let's see what is going to happen now."

C Dioner Navarro, on being sent to Triple-A Durham for more than 10 weeks

"I've been smiling ever since 10 o'clock (Tuesday) morning."

OF Desmond Jennings, on his reaction to the news

"It was a pretty rewarding feeling being told I was coming back. … Realistically, though, I don't know if I thought it was a probable thing back in spring training."

OF/DH Rocco Baldelli, on making it back to the majors

Tampa Bay Rays news and notes

09/01/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 1:22pm]
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