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Zobrist, Peralta, DeJesus dealing with minor soreness

TAMPA, Fla. -- Two stiff necks and a sore side have sidelined Ben Zobrist, Joel Peralta, and David DeJesus.

The good news is, none of the maladies are serious.

"They're all good," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "There's nothing serious with any of them. I have not heard anything. If there was anything really bad, [head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield] would have called me by now. All three of them should be back in action early this week. I don't see anything horrible."

Zobrist (stiff neck) was a late scratch at second base Saturday. Peralta (stiff neck) got lifted early from his appearance Saturday, and DeJesus (right-side soreness) has not played since Tuesday.

Zobrist is tentatively scheduled to play Monday and, according to Maddon, "he could have played yesterday."

"He's not bad," Maddon said. "Peralta, when he reached for the ball [hit back at the mound], it wasn't a throw it was a reach that caused the moment. And Ronnie assured me yesterday that DeJesus was going to be fine by the beginning of this week, too."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for
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