Jason Bartlett is expected back for next weeks road trip
Jason Bartlett will play for the Charlotte Stone Crabs this weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) against the Dunedin Blue Jays. He’s scheduled to DH tomorrow and play shortstop on Saturday and Sunday.
Several Rays are out doing early batting practice, and SS Jason Bartlett has been working out too. He appears headed for a three-game rehab assignment in Port Charlotte this weekend, with hopes of rejoining the team for next week's road trip.
Pat Burrell will continue his rehab and be back soon ( I guess he will play a lil RF, LF and get some days off.
Pat Burrell with play for the Stone Crabs in tonight's game.
“I think it was an issue. There’s no excuses. I’m on the field, I’m playing. This is a game where you got to produce. Yesterday doesn’t count. I believe that. There’s no excuses for not peforming. I took the field. Certainly I’m a lot more eager to get out there feeling good.”
We are not familiar with the source, but one news outlet in the Dominican Republic is reporting that the Rays have met with Pedro Martinez and even attended a recent bullpen session.
Even the pitcher held a meeting yesterday [pitching] in the Quisqueya stadium. in the bleachers and was department staff the Rays of Tampa, said the source. In all, Pedro did a bullpen session of 20 pitches, all straight and as the newspaper heard from listeners Rays were satisfied with what they witnessed the veteran pitcher.