The Marlins will host the Rays in the first game of the 2014 Citrus Series on Monday night in Miami, in both teams' second set of Interleague games this year. The teams will play two games at Marlins Park, followed by two at Tropicana Field.
Both teams won their only other Interleague series in April, with the Marlins sweeping the Mariners and the Rays taking two of three from the Reds.
"I haven't really paid a whole lot of attention yet to that series," Miami manager Mike Redmond said. "They have a lot of great players, a lot of weapons that they'll use. We've got [Randy] Wolf going ... and we're trying to piece our pitching staff together as well, so it should be an interesting series."
The Marlins have won just one of their last 14 games against the Rays, dating back to 2011, including a 4-0 season sweep by Tampa Bay last year. The Rays lead the all-time series 46-43.
This season, though, the Marlins have been the better team. They're 28-28, good for second place in the National League East, while the Rays have lost six straight and have the worst record in the American League at 23-34.
The Marlins have also been good at home -- they lead the Majors with 20 home wins -- although the Braves just completed a three-game sweep in Miami.
In Monday night's series opener, Miami will send Wolf to the mound against Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb. Wolf has only made one start since signing with the Marlins on May 14, taking a loss against Milwaukee last week after allowing six runs (four earned) in five innings. He's 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three appearances in 2014.
Cobb had a rocky start in his last outing as well, allowing six earned runs in five innings against the Blue Jays, who ended his streak of 24 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings pitched -- a record for a Rays starter.
Cobb, who recently returned from the disabled list, is getting an extra day of rest before this start.
"I don't think it has anything to do with not taking chances, I think it's just being smart," Cobb said. "We looked at the schedule and this opportunity wouldn't come up for a while to get an extra day's rest. Going from zero to 100, going from the DL back to a big league atmosphere. ... It starts to put a little bit of a strain on your arm. It gets a little bit taxing."
Marlins: Morris added to help bullpen
The Marlins hope newcomer Bryan Morris will help shore up the back end of their bullpen, which lost Carter Capps to the disabled list with an elbow sprain. Morris was acquired from the Pirates on Sunday. He has a 3.80 ERA in 23 2/3 innings this year.
Morris brings some much-needed experience to a young Miami bullpen. Although he only has two years in the Majors under his belt, the right-hander should provide Redmond another bridge to closer Steve Cishek.
"We definitely need another arm down there. Losing Capps has been tough," Redmond said. "I know Pittsburgh has a deep bullpen, so this is probably a huge opportunity for him to get out of a deep bullpen and get to a bullpen where we can really use him and use his stuff and his innings to help us get the ball to Cishek."
The Marlins optioned righty Arquimedes Caminero to make room on the roster for Morris.
Rays: Myers heads to DL
Wil Myers became the latest Rays player sidelined, as he was placed on the 15-day DL with a sprained right wrist on Sunday.
Myers was injured playing right field in Friday night's game against the Red Sox, when he and center fielder Desmond Jennings collided and fell over each other trying to catch A.J. Pierzynski's walk-off triple.
The right fielder was held out of Saturday's game, then flown back to St. Petersburg from Boston on Sunday afternoon to have his wrist examined by the Rays' team doctor. Tampa Bay recalled first baseman/outfielder Jerry Sands from Triple-A Durham to take Myers' spot.
"It's very rare that you get a whole team that feels 100 percent well," manager Joe Maddon said. "We'll piece it together and get it going back in the right direction."
• Miami placed catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the seven-day concussion list on Sunday, recalling catcher J.T. Realmuto from Double-A Jacksonville.
• The last time the Marlins won a season series against the Rays was in 2010, when they were still the Florida Marlins and playing in Sun Life Stadium.
• The Marlins have swept the season series twice, but not since 2005 (they also swept the Rays in '03). The Rays' season sweep in 2013 was their first.
• Rays pitchers have one hit in their last 30 at-bats: an infield single by Jeremy Hellickson on Aug. 6, 2013, at Arizona off left-hander Wade Miley.
David Adler is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.