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McClung could be pitching his way to Triple-A

Another rough outing Wednesday for McClung.

By EDUARDO A. ENCINA
Published March 29, 2007


Thumbs up

LHP Scott Kazmir got through the spring without any suggestion of the shoulder problems that plagued him last year, which may have been the best sign of spring.

Thumbs down

RHP Seth McClung had another rough outing Wednesday. He looks like he may have pitched his way to Triple-A Durham, having given up 12 runs and allowing 25 baserunners in 91/3 spring innings.

Quote of the day

"The decision was made. That's just how it is. You don't have to like it. But you have to live with it."

RHP Tim Corcoran, on being sent to Triple A

Who knew?

With three doubles Wednesday, Rays utility infielder Jorge Velandia is hitting .318 in the spring.

Number of the day

3-0 Record the Rays, who are 9-18-1 in the spring, need in final three games to avoid matching their most losses in any spring (19 in 2003).

 

Where's B.J.?

 

The Rays are moving B.J. Upton around in the spring as a super utilityman. On Wednesday, he started and played the whole game in centerfield His innings totals so far:

2B: 57 3B: 4 SS: 8 CF: 57 RF: 14

Errors: 3

The 411

Today: Rays vs. Red Sox

When/where: 1:05; City of Palms Park, 2201 Edison Ave., Fort Myers. Tickets: $10-$44, at stadium box office, through redsox.com or by calling (617) 482-4SOX.

Pitchers: Rays - RH Edwin Jackson. Phillies - RH Clay Buchholz.

Rays info: (727) 825-3250

Weather: Mostly sunny, high of 87 degrees.

Watch for: The fifth spot in the rotation belongs to Jackson. Now he gets to show he deserves it against a tough Red Sox lineup.

On deck

Friday: Reds at Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, 1:05. Rays - Jae Seo; Reds - Kirk Saarloos.

Saturday: Mets at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, 1:05. Rays - James Shields; Mets - Mike Pelphrey.

End of Rays spring training

Remaining roster (34)

Pitchers (15): Shawn Camp, Casey Fossum, Gary Glover, Edwin Jackson, Scott Kazmir, Ruddy Lugo, Seth McClung, Dan Miceli, Chad Orvella, Al Reyes, Jae Kuk Ryu, Juan Salas, Jae Seo, James Shields, Brian Stokes.

Catchers (4): Raul Casanova, Dioner Navarro, Josh Paul, Shawn Riggans.

Infielders (9): Jorge Cantu, Brendan Harris, Akinori Iwamura, Greg Norton, Carlos Pena, B.J. Upton, Jorge Velandia, Ty Wigginton, Ben Zobrist.

Outfielders (6): Rocco Baldelli, Carl Crawford, Elijah Dukes, Jonny Gomes, Dustan Mohr, Delmon Young.

Eduardo A. Encina and Marc Topkin, Times staff writers