• Maddon said he hopes to have the Rays' complete Opening Day roster set by the middle of next week, at least before they head north to face Double-A Montgomery on March 29.
• Outfielder Matt Joyce, who left Wednesday's game against the Orioles in the first inning because of a stiff neck, said he was feeling better Friday. Joyce didn't play Friday and Maddon had no estimate for his return to the lineup, but the manager said he seems to be coming along fine.
• Maddon met Friday morning with umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford and MLB senior vice president Joe Garagiola Jr. to further discuss the new rules in place this season, specifically the revised instant replay guidelines and the regulations involving home-plate collisions.
"We've put it in the washing machine way too long," Maddon said. "Put it in the dryer and let's go."
• Maddon reiterated that he still sees outfielders Desmond Jennings and David DeJesus splitting time in the leadoff spot, with the right-handed-hitting Jennings getting the nod against lefties and the lefty-swinging DeJesus facing right-handers.
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