Mar. 14, 2012; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Sean Rodriguez (1) attends to left fielder Desmond Jennings (8) and center fielder B.J. Upton (2) after Upton and Jennigs collided while going after a fly ball in the outfield during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Charlotte Sports Park. Both players were carted off the field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

What's Important Now: Jennings, Upton Avoid Injury

Spring Game 13: Marlins 4, Rays 2

It was a scary moment you never want to see in the spring, but luckily nobody was seriously injured. Desmond Jennings and BJ Upton had a little outfield mix-up yesterday, leading to a nasty collision between the Rays two star outfielders. Both are OK, with Jennings expected not to miss time, and Upton only to be out a few days.

Jeremy Hellickson was on the mound for the Rays, going three innings and allowing four earned and two homers. He didn’t do as bad as the stats show, as the homers killed him. From there, Josh Lueke, Fernando Rodney, Joel Peralta, JP Howell, Jake McGee, and Brandon Gomes each went scoreless innings.

Spring Game 14: Phillies at Rays

Time: 1:05

TV: Sun Sports

Pitchers Rays- Wade Davis, Alex Colome, Dane De La Rosa, Kyle Farnsworth, Josh Lueke, Cesar Ramos

Phillies- Joel Pineiro

Rays News and Notes

  • Marc Topkin writes that Hellickson does not like the theory that he was more lucky than good.
  • Topkin also looks at the nasty collision between BJ Upton and Desmond Jennings.
  • Finally, one last report on the head shaving event, which will take place today.
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