ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays will hold the organization's second annual Winter Development Program for selected Minor League players beginning Monday and running through Thursday at Tropicana Field.
Twenty-five players will attend and participate in workouts each day. In addition, they will receive media training, visit MacDill Air Force Base and the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club and have sessions with the Major League staff.
The visit to the Pinellas Park Boys & Girls Club (7790 61st St. N., Pinellas Park, Fla.) will take place Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Players who will attend include the following:
• C Nevin Ashley (40-man roster)
• C Luke Bailey
• SS Tim Beckham (No. 1 overall Draft pick, 2008)
• C Jake DePew
• SS Derek Dietrich
• OF Todd Glaesmann
• 1B Jeff Malm
• OF Ty Morrison
• C Justin O'Conner (First-round Draft pick, 2010)
• OF Cody Rogers
• OF Josh Sale (First-round Draft pick, 2010)
• OF Drew Vettleson (Compensation pick, 2010)
• RHP Nick Barnese
• RHP Matt Bush (40-man roster)
• RHP Alex Cobb (40-man roster)
• RHP Alex Colome
• RHP Joe Cruz
• RHP Dane De La Rosa (40-man roster)
• RHP Brandon Gomes (40-man roster)
• LHP Kevin James
• LHP Matt Moore (Led Minor League Baseball in strikeouts each of the past two years)
• LHP Wilking Rodriguez
• LHP Albert Suarez
• LHP Jake Thompson
• LHP Alex Torres (Acquired from Angels in 2008 as part of the Scott Kazmir trade)
Last year Jennings, Hellickson, McGee, Kyle Lobstein, and Matt Sweeney where involved. Obviously these guys are missing for different reasons.