March 23rd, 2010

Tuesday: Tigers vs. Nats under the lights

The one night game in Lakeland has arrived, which makes for an odd day for players and writers alike. You can get up at the same time as you do every other day, but the team doesn’t work out until mid-afternoon. The fact that they play at night means you’re up later working. You can sleep in, but after waking up early so often, you fall into that sleeping pattern where you just wake up at a certain time. It’s a good odd as far as days go, though.

On another side note, get-well wishes go out to Lakeland public address announcer Sandy Shaw, who has been under the weather recently.


  1. Jackson, CF
  2. Damon, LF
  3. Inge, 3B
  4. Cabrera, 1B
  5. Raburn, RF
  6. Laird, DH
  7. Avila, C
  8. Sizemore, 2B
  9. Everett, SS

P: Max Scherzer



  1. Willy Taveras, CF
  2. Ian Desmond, SS
  3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
  4. Adam Dunn, 1B
  5. Josh Willingham, LF
  6. Ivan Rodriguez, C
  7. Kevin Mench, DH
  8. Roger Bernadina, RF
  9. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

P: Scott Olsen


Seay says he never had tendinitis/bursitis

Bobby Seay has at least some preliminary information from his MRI exam taken on his shoulder over the weekend. We don’t know exactly what it is, and Seay doesn’t want to say until he consults with more specialists, but we know what it’s not.

“Never bursitis. Never tendinitis,” Seay said Tuesday afternoon.

Those were the initial parts of the diagnosis from team doctors last month. Seay received treatment to try to work his way through it and made some slow progress, but ran into more pain after trying to throw a second mound session.

Seay visited with Rays team physician Dr. Koco Eaton today. He’ll travel to Pensacola, Fla. for a visit with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday, then will consult with specialist Dr. Craig Morgan sometime next week.

“If it’s your career, you’re going to try to hear what everybody has to say,” Seay said.

Last weekend was the first MRI Seay had this spring. He did not have an MRI last month. Sorry for the mixup on that.