• Roberto Hernandez allowed three hits and a run over three innings of work Saturday in a Triple-A game against Orioles Minor Leaguers in Sarasota, Fla. Hernandez threw 48 pitches and will make his first regular-season start Thursday against Baltimore at Tropicana Field.
• Alex Cobb, the Rays' fifth starter, was scheduled to pitch in a Minor League game Sunday in Port Charlotte, Fla., but that was changed Saturday to a simulated game Monday at Tropicana Field. Cobb's first regular-season start will come next Saturday, April 6, against the Indians.
• Outfielder Sam Fuld was slated to bat second and play right field against the Tigers, but he was scratched Saturday morning due to an upset stomach.
• First baseman/outfielder Leslie Anderson was named the winner of the Rays' 2013 Al Lopez Award, given each year to the most outstanding rookie in Spring Training. Anderson posted a .396/.420/.583 batting line this spring with one homer, 12 RBIs, four doubles, a triple and seven runs scored. Anderson is slated to begin the year with Triple-A Durham, where he hit .309 with an .805 OPS in 2012.
• Reliever Jamey Wright gave up his fourth homer of the spring Saturday, a two-run blast by Brayan Pena in the fifth inning. Wright gave up only two home runs all of last season, but Maddon wasn't worried about the uptick in spring homers, especially in the at-bat against Pena.
"The pitch that was hit out was just an experiment on his part, and the experiment failed," Maddon said. "Just working on a particular pitch, and it was blessed."
• Saturday's 3-3 tie gave the Rays a final spring record of 15-17-2. They went 1-8-2 over their final 11 games. While Maddon has often said he likes to build momentum for the regular season toward the end of Spring Training, he wasn't worried about the losing skid carrying over.
"I'd liked to have finished better regarding just winning games, getting into that winning atmosphere, attitude. I'd never deny that," Maddon said. "You never want to play a game and not win. But I'm not upset, either, because there's so many good things."