• Catcher Jose Molina has been bothered by a sore left knee, and he got a breather on Friday for the third consecutive game. Maddon said he would be available off the bench for the series opener in Toronto, and he intends to start Molina behind the dish on Saturday.
• A pair of Rays athletic trainers were honored by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society. Kris Russell of Double-A Montgomery and Nick Flynn of Class A Bowling Green were named the Minor League Athletic Trainers of the Year for the Southern League and Midwest League, respectively.
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