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Juan Carlos Oviedo threw for 10 minutes on Monday and Maddon said, "He did really well. There are no negative residuals. He did fine." Maddon said they are optimistic the right-hander can pitch in a game by Friday. Oviedo is a late-inning bullpen hopeful, but had visa problems and did not arrive to camp until Saturday.

Sean Rodriguez's tight left hamstring is doing better. He played in a Minor League game on Monday, and according to Maddon, "He was good. He was very good. They say it went really well." Maddon added that Rodriguez is slated to start in the infield Wednesday against the Orioles.

• George Pappas of the Rays' communications department has written his first book, "How the Cleveland Indians of the '90s Went from Cellar Dwellers to Playoff Contenders." According to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, Pappas "provides a wonderfully comprehensive and personal account of the rise of the Cleveland Indians in the 1990s. I learned so much reading this book."

James Loney fouled a ball off the lower part of his right leg before hitting an RBI single in his fourth at-bat Tuesday night. The Rays' first baseman left the game for a pinch-runner at that point. Afterward, he noted that he would put some ice on the bruise, but said he would be OK.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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