• Sam Fuld and Luke Scott remain sidelined with tight hamstrings. Maddon said Scott would likely return to action at the beginning of next week and Fuld will likely return at the end of next week. The Rays manager noted they were being overly cautious with both players and that neither of the players' situations seems to be serious.
• Maddon had a colonoscopy on Wednesday's off-day and everything went well. Maddon, who is 59, sheepishly admitted to being negligent for not having had the procedure done in the past. Nevertheless, he wanted to go public with the fact he got one in order to encourage others to get over any apprehensions they may have.
• Cal Ripken will be at Charlotte Sports Park on Sunday to promote his new children's book, Wild Pitch. Ripken will throw the first pitch prior to the game and do a book signing for fans from 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET. Books will be available for purchase at the ballpark.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.