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• Reds pitcher Homer Bailey liked working with new Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan during their time together on the Reds. "I always liked the way [Hanigan] played the game," Bailey said. "He never was lazy behind the plate and always full of energy with great targets. He was very committed to every single game. It was something I always appreciated -- the way he went about his game."

• Maddon and some Rays front-office executives will meet on Sunday with a contingent of Major League Baseball officials -- including MLB executive vice president Joe Torre and subcommittee member Tony La Russa -- to discuss the new instant replay rules. Replay will be expanded this season to include the majority of plays outside of balls and strikes. Each manager will have as many as two challenges in one game, and umpires will have the power to institute a review beginning in the seventh inning. Representatives from the Orioles, Twins, Red Sox and Pirates are also expected to be in Port Charlotte for the meeting. "I'm just curious about what they have to say," Maddon said. "... I believe it's important to support it and be flexible about any changes that need to be made."

Ben Zobrist (lower back) has been out since Thursday, but he said he's been feeling better every day. On Saturday, he worked out on the elliptical machine and he also did some "core" work. "I should start moving around pretty soon," Zobrist said.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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