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Rays mulling post-All-Star break rotation

CLEVELAND -- Rays manager Joe Maddon has not yet set the starting rotation for after the All-Star break.

"No, and I was going to talk to [pitching coach Jim Hickey] about that today," Maddon said. "We need to let these guys know, obviously, relatively soon. So we're talking about it. It's not just about the first game back, it's about what happens after that, how it all lines up. And furthermore, David [Price] probably will pitch in this [All-Star Game], so that would push him a little bit.

"[James Shields] would be on time. We normally like to give guys extra rest, but I think James might be in good shape right now. So we're talking about all those different things."

The Rays open the second half against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Shields pitches on Sunday, so if he pitched on Friday he would be on normal rest.

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"No, and I was going to talk to [pitching coach Jim Hickey] about that today," Maddon said. "We need to let these guys know, obviously, relatively soon. So we're talking about it. It's not just about the first game back, it's about what happens after that, how it all lines up. And furthermore, David [Price] probably will pitch in this [All-Star Game], so that would push him a little bit.

"[James Shields] would be on time. We normally like to give guys extra rest, but I think James might be in good shape right now. So we're talking about all those different things."

The Rays open the second half against the Red Sox at Tropicana Field. Shields pitches on Sunday, so if he pitched on Friday he would be on normal rest.

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