Extra bases

Extra bases

• David Price will be one of several American League All-Stars each reading an item from the Top Ten List on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday on CBS.

The Top Ten List will be presented via satellite from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, where the 2012 All-Star Game will be played the following evening (Tuesday, July 10), airing on FOX.

• Matt Joyce (left external oblique strain) had to be removed from Wednesday's game while playing in a rehab game for Triple-A Durham. Joyce felt some back stiffness after sliding. Rays manager Joe Maddon does not believe it to be a major setback and he expects Joyce to soon be back with the team, perhaps at the start of the second half.

• Jeff Keppinger (bruised left triceps) and Hideki Matsui (left hamstring tightness) were both available to play Thursday night against the Indians.