Extra bases

• Manager Joe Maddon said a fairly large roster cut should take place in the next day or two in advance of Minor League camp opening on Saturday.

• The Rays will soon be saying goodbye to the seven players from the organization headed to the World Baseball Classic. When asked if there were some last-minute baseball things the players wanted to do before leaving, Maddon noted that the following:

"[Ben] Zobrist wants to play a little more extensively the next couple of days, so we'll probably be amenable to that. [Jose Molina] wants to catch two days in a row and we're going to do that. Pitching-wise, nothing really. You saw [Fernando] Rodney yesterday. Alex [Torres] is fine and so is Cesar [Ramos]. So there's nothing really different about that. The biggest concern was to give back-to-back games to the position players and that's Zobrist and Molina.