Andriese, who will start for the Rays on Mother's Day, thought of how significant his mother's presence has been in his life.
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"Since I'm actually scheduled to pitch on Mother's Day, I just like going out there and thinking about all the moms and all the hard work they put in while we were growing up," Andriese said. "It's a good day to pay tribute to all mothers."
Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.