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• Kyle Farnsworth left Saturday's game after trying to bare hand Chris Colabello's single through the middle of the field. The veteran righty managed to get his right hand on the ball, which left him with a bruised middle finger.

"I believe he's going to be fine," said Rays manager Joe Maddon, who noted that the decision to take him out of the game had been precautionary.

• The Rays announced another wave of roster cuts after Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Twins. Right-handers Dane De La Rosa and Kirby Yates, infielder/outfielder Leslie Anderson, outfielder Rich Thompson and infielder Cole Figueroa were reassigned to Minor League camp. Meanwhile, veteran outfielder Jack Cust was released.

• Joel Peralta turned 37 on Saturday and arrived at the clubhouse to find his locker decorated in a fashion to remind him that he is one of the team's elder statesmen. A banner hung over his locker read: "Look Who's Over the Hill." A pop-up floor sign read: "Caution, Slow Senior, Old Zone." The attention made Peralta chuckle.

"Awesome, I love it," he said. "They surprised me. I didn't know anything about this."

• In Friday's 6-4 loss to the Pirates in Bradenton, catcher Craig Albernaz went 1-for-1 with a ninth-inning single, his first career spring hit in his fifth Major League Spring Training. The Eckerd College graduate had been 0-for-8 prior to the hit.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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