Worth noting

• Former Rays closer Fernando Rodney, who has recorded 10 saves in 11 opportunities in Seattle, has told the Seattle media he is looking forward to showing the Rays they were wrong to let him go.

"I was working to stay in Tampa, but they let me go," Rodney said. "They didn't sign me back."

• Assuming all goes well in Alex Cobb's simulated game in Port Charlotte on Monday, he will make a rehab start for Class A Advanced Charlotte next Saturday.

• Hellickson plans to throw another bullpen session (fastballs and changeups only) off the mound on Tuesday, and he will again throw a few curveballs off flat ground at that time. If that goes well, he may try a few curves off the mound in his next session on Friday.

"I feel good today, that's really all that matters right now," Hellickson said.

• Tuesday will mark Price's first career start in Seattle -- even though the Rays have made six trips to Seattle and played 20 games there during the left-hander's career.

Jim Hawkins is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.