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Rays: Fuld has to scramble to help expectant wife

Published Oct. 1, 2013

Quick thinking

OF Sam Fuld (right) had to do some quick thinking when his wife, Sarah, called him Saturday morning and said she might be in labor with their third child, convincing her to call friends to help and head to the hospital. LHP Cesar Ramos' fiance came over to drive Sarah, and Brandon Gomes' wife came to watch their two other kids. Sarah got to the delivery room just in time, Sam said. "She had the baby three minutes after getting there."

Quote of the day

"Even though technically it's not a playoff game, it totally feels like one."

Manager Joe Maddon, on Monday's tiebreaker game

First timers

Veteran Rays who had yet to play in the postseason include:

• RHP Jamey Wright

• OF David DeJesus

• SS Yunel Escobar

• LHP Wesley Wright

Upcoming schedule

Wednesday: AL wild-card game, Rays (Cobb) at Indians (Salazar), 8:07 p.m.

Friday: Game 1 of AL Division Series, Rays or Indians at Red Sox, 3:07 p.m.

Saturday: Game 2 of AL Division Series, Rays or Indians at Red Sox, 5:37 p.m.

Sunday: Off day

Monday: Game 3 of AL Division Series, Red Sox at Rays or Indians, TBA

Tuesday: Game 4 of AL Division Series, Red Sox at Rays or Indians, TBA

Wednesday: Off day

Thursday: Game 5 of AL Division Series, Rays or Indians at Red Sox, TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Colome, elbow strain, 60-day, eligible Aug. 28

• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 60-day

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken finger, 60-day, eligible Oct. 1

• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out for season

Rays with 2014 options

• OF David DeJesus, $6.5 million or $1.5 million buyout

• SS Yunel Escobar, $5 million, no buyout

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, $2 million

• 2B Ben Zobrist, $7 million or $2.5 million buyout

Rays pending free agents

• RHP Jesse Crain

• RHP Roberto Hernandez

• INF Kelly Johnson

• 1B James Loney

• C Jose Molina

• RHP Fernando Rodney

• DH Luke Scott

• RHP Jamey Wright

• DH Delmon Young