Pie could play

Felix Pie said there's "no question in my mind" that he'll be ready for Opening Day after being hit near the right ankle by a Mariano Rivera pitch during yesterday's game in Tampa.

Pie said the ball struck the edge of his shin guard. X-rays taken on his ankle were negative.

"I feel a lot better," he said. "There's a little pain when you touch it, but I'm OK."

Pie thought he might have broken a bone until being examined.

Though he's not in today's lineup, Pie said he could swing a bat if needed.

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