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3/7/09 GDT Red Sox @ Rays

GT 1:05

Game is on radio: 620 WDAE

Some notes on Matt Joyce's condition:

UPDATE, 9:07: Not sure where this is headed but it doesn't sound encouraging as OF Matt Joyce, sidelined all spring with a right calf problem, said he's seen four or five doctors and there's going to be some type of announcement on his condition in the next couple days.

Then an update at 10:14 saying:

And Maddon said Matt Joyce actually is feeling pretty good, but he needed to talk to head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield for a full update.

There won't be any official word on Joyce until Sunday.

As for B.J. Upton and Troy Percival's BP sessions:

Upton did well, surprising himself by hitting a few balls out of the park, said he remains optimistic about being ready to start the season. Troy Percival threw a 35-pitch batting practice sesssion, said everything went well, and that he, too, will be ready for opening day. As for Matt Joyce, sounds like there won't be any official word until Sunday.


Also, tomorrow will most likely be Wade Davis' last spring start.  The team will stick with it's plans of sending him back to minor league camp.


The Rays lineup for today's game:

Bartlett, ss
Crawford, lf
Kapler, rf
Gross, dh
Kennedy, 2b
Zobrist, cf
Riggans, c
Richard, 1b
Olmedo, 3b
Shields, rhp

Shields and Grant Balfour will be making their spring debuts.