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• Pitcher Alex Cobb threw a four-inning simulated game at the Rays' Spring Training facility in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Thursday.

• Releiver Brandon Gomes threw one inning for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays on Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear for Class A Charlotte on Saturday.

• Pitcher Alex Cobb threw a four-inning simulated game at the Rays' Spring Training facility in Port Charlotte, Fla., on Thursday.

• Releiver Brandon Gomes threw one inning for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Rays on Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear for Class A Charlotte on Saturday.

• Yunel Escobar participated in the team's workout Thursday after sustaining a mild right hamstring strain in the eighth inning of Sunday's game, and Maddon said the shorstop felt "pretty good."

Sam Strong is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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