Saturday, June 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: Promotion a financial boost to soon-to-be-married Dane De La Rosa; Joe Maddon excited to do nothing

AL East

TeamWLPct.GB

New York7759.566—

Baltimore7660.5591

Tampa Bay7562.54721/2

Boston6375.45715

Toronto6175.44916

AL race for wild cards

TeamWLPct.GB

Baltimore7660.559—

Oakland7660.559—

Tampa Bay7562.54711/2

Los Angeles7463.54021/2

Detroit7363.5373

Top two wild cards make postseason; GB is games behind second wild card

Quote of the day

"I'm looking forward to doing nothing."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, on having today off, at home, after playing 29 of 30 days.

Wedding gift of the day

Getting called up after a strong season at Triple-A Durham meant a lot to RHP Dane De La Rosa from a baseball standpoint. And also from a financial sense. De La Rosa, anything but a bonus baby, is getting married Nov. 3, and the $75,000 or so he'll make over the final month (prorated from his $480,400 salary) will make a big difference. "It's a great wedding gift from the Rays," he said. "Starting a new life, the bankroll obviously helps to just get things going and paying for stuff that maybe might have not been paid for for the next three years."

Number of the day

34

Active players, most since 35 in September 2008, and with two more possible additions.

Today: off

Next game: vs. Rangers, 7:10 Friday. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (8-10, 3.41); Rangers — Derek Holland (10-6, 4.79)

On deck

Saturday: vs. Rangers, 7:10 Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (17-5, 2.54); Rangers — Yu Darvish (14-9, 4.29)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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