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Odorizzi slated for Monday start at Marlins

Righty felt fine after Wednesday sim game, ready to rejoin Rays' rotation
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BALTIMORE -- Jake Odorizzi threw a 65-pitch simulated game before Wednesday's series finale with the Orioles, did well, and said he will be ready to come off the disabled list to pitch for the Rays on Monday against the Marlins.

Odorizzi (strained left hamstring) threw four innings, and said he was very happy how it all turned out.

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BALTIMORE -- Jake Odorizzi threw a 65-pitch simulated game before Wednesday's series finale with the Orioles, did well, and said he will be ready to come off the disabled list to pitch for the Rays on Monday against the Marlins.

Odorizzi (strained left hamstring) threw four innings, and said he was very happy how it all turned out.

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"It was good, felt good," Odorizzi said. "[I] felt really fresh. It's been a waiting game. I'm just ready to go out there."

Manager Kevin Cash also was pleased with the results of the session.

"He looked really good," Cash said. "The good thing, it was never an arm-related injury. He was able to keep his arm built up. [He] should be slotted right back in for Miami."

Cash said Odorizzi might throw another bullpen session, and said the right-hander felt no limitations or problems with the hamstring.

Other notables
Erasmo Ramirez, a last-minute scratch from starting Tuesday's game, will be available in the bullpen for long or short relief, according to Cash.

Colby Rasmus (hip surgery) is scheduled to appear in games at Double-A Montgomery on Wednesday and Thursday, and Mallex Smith (right hamstring strain) will do the same at Class A Advanced Charlotte. Cash said decisions on what comes next with them will be made after Thursday's games.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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