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The Rays optioned Cole Figueroa to Durham as Ben Zobrist returns from his stint on the DL.

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It appears as if one rehab game was enough for Ben Zobrist, as the Rays flew him up to Boston yesterday to rejoin the team for the series against the Red Sox.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rays&amp;src=hash">#Rays</a> apparently convinced Zobrist is ready to go, won&#39;t play for <a href="https://twitter.com/StoneCrabs">@StoneCrabs</a> tonight, is on his way to Boston</p>&mdash; Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Rays/statuses/472090945983614976">May 29, 2014</a></blockquote>

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In order to make room for Zobrist on the 25-man roster, the Rays optioned Cole Figueroa to Durham. No more figgy pudding for a while.

The Rays added some new items to their online auctions, including a Brad Boxberger spring training jersey which is currently at a $70 bid.

Joe Maddon will be co-chairing the fourth annual Tampa Bay Sneaker Soiree on June 18th. Individual tickets will set you back $250 for the event.

Links:

-David Temple of FanGraphs takes a look at each team's success rate in challenges this year. The Rays currently sit at a 33% success rate. Way to go, Chico.

-Ken Rosenthal talked with Joe Torre about instant replay and the manager's strolls onto the field. Torre didn't see these delays as much of a problem, but told Rosenthal "baseball could address the matter at the end of the season if enough people within the sport object."

-This is a long read from Tim Kurkjian, but it's filled with multiple opinions and insights from numerous players on many of baseball's 'unwritten rules'.

-Would you have thought that Yasiel Puig's television stand would be lined with Dodgers bobbleheads?

-The Royals fired their hitting coach yesterday and hired Dale Sveum as his replacement.

-You've got $30 to select ten players...what would your lineup look like?