Extra bases

Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, will hold a public book signing of their autobiography, "Double Play," immediately following Saturday's game against the Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park. The signing will take place outside the team store. The book, which will be released to the public on April 1, will be available in the Rays' team store at Charlotte Sports Park starting Friday.

Matt Joyce left Wednesday afternoon's game against the Orioles in the first inning because of a stiff neck. Thursday he went through drills. "Still has neck stiffness," Maddon said. "Nothing serious, it just happens to be a stiff neck, and he was very limited mobility-wise and range-wise." Maddon said he hoped Joyce would be ready to return by Saturday.

• Ten members of Wounded Warriors visited Rays camp Thursday, and they will be on hand again Friday. They participated in the team's warm-ups and shagged balls during batting practice. "It's great [having them at the park]," Maddon said. "I had a chance to say hi to every one of them. They're so grateful to be here. We're just so excited to have them here. Talk to some of these guys, if you're having a bad day, shame on you."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.