Extra bases

Extra bases

• Fernando Rodney is 14-for-14 in save opportunities this year and is one of only three pitchers in baseball with double-digit saves and no blown saves, along with Baltimore's Jim Johnson (16-for-16) and Philadelphia's Jonathan Papelbon (13-for-13). At 14 saves, Rodney stands two saves shy of the club record of consecutive saves to start a season shared by Rafael Soriano (2010) and Al Reyes ('07).

• Desmond Jennings (left knee) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, when the Rays play the Red Sox in Boston. But the left fielder said he will not be on the trip.

"I probably need some at-bats before I play," Jennings said. "... I haven't really talked about [when or where he will begin playing again], it should be soon, should be playing somewhere."

Jennings said his knee feels good.

"I mean, it doesn't feel like it did before I hurt it," Jennings said. "Yesterday it probably felt the best it's felt, and then today it felt good, too."

• Outfielder Sam Fuld (wrist surgery) visited the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday and reported back Wednesday that his recovery was "at worst, in line with what we thought, maybe even a little bit ahead of schedule." Fuld will continue strengthening exercises for the next few weeks and likely begin a hitting program in early to mid-June. He hopes to return in mid-August, if not sooner.

Don't expect to see Fuld in the broadcast booth in the meantime, though. He said his special sabermetrics-themed telecast Sunday with Dewayne Staats and Brian Anderson was a "one-and-done," and he gained a new appreciation for how difficult it is to call a game.

• Infielder Drew Sutton, acquired Monday in a trade with the Pirates, started Wednesday's game in the cleanup spot. Sutton had never started anywhere between third and fifth in a Major League game, and he laughed that him batting cleanup was probably more of a stretch than Carlos Pena hitting leadoff in Joe Maddon's latest lineup twist.

"When I saw Pena was hitting leadoff, I knew [Maddon] liked to mix things around," Sutton said. "I didn't see myself hitting fourth in that mix-around. We'll see what happens."