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Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-08-29

Tampa Bay Rays Notes, Quotes 2008-08-29
--C Dioner Navarro said his hamstrings felt better, but he likely won't return to the lineup until Saturday. Navarro was forced from Tuesday's game due to cramping.

--RHP Troy Percival threw about 30 pitches off the mound to reserves Justin Ruggiano and Ben Zobrist, and he said everything felt "great" with his right knee, which landed him on the disabled list due to cartilage damage. Percival is eligible to be reinstated Saturday, but the Rays may wait until Monday when rosters expand.

--C Shawn Riggans threw out his first potential base stealer of the season after the first 15 were safe.

--LHP David Price, the first overall pick of the 2007 draft who seems in line for a September call-up, went five innings to get his first Class AAA win in his fourth start for Durham, allowing four hits and two earned runs.

--DH Cliff Floyd, who drove in two of the Rays' three runs, has stepped up when the Rays needed him, hitting .319 (15-for-47) in 15 games this month with a .596 slugging percentage.

BY THE NUMBERS: 0 -- Other teams, since 1900, to have the best record in the majors this deep into a season after having the worst record the previous season. Only the 1890 Louisville Colonels had done so until the current Rays.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I think everybody knows A.J. plays hard, but he also does little things like that, too." -- SS Jason Bartlett, after White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski got the umpires to make a controversial obstruction charge that led to Sunday's loss.

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Added: August 29, 2008

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