• Shortstop Yunel Escobar was back in the Rays' lineup at shortstop Saturday after sustaining a right thumb contusion in the first inning Friday night.
"He's fine, he's ready to rock-and-roll," Maddon said. "All the tests were negative. I think his thumb just got in the way of a ground ball."
• Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson continued his comeback, throwing "40 fastballs and changeups" off the mound in a bullpen session Saturday and "five or six curveballs off flat ground.
"It went good," said Hellickson, who will throw another bullpen session on Tuesday.