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Extra bases

• The Rays made a change for Friday's Grapefruit League opener against the Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park. Veteran left-hander Erik Bedard will start the game, rather than Cesar Ramos.

• Right-handers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval and infielder Wilson Betemit still have not reported to camp due to visa issues. Maddon did note that he's heard Oviedo has been throwing to stay ready.

• The Rays will start their workout early on Thursday, and they'll be finished early (by 10 a.m.) as the team will participate in the annual Rays Charity Golf Tournament at the Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Club in Bradenton. The workout will be open to the public from 9-10 a.m. ET.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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