Live Rays baseball is here once again! The Rays will opening their spring training games at home against the Orioles today at 1:05 PM. Joe Maddon tweeted out the lineup yesterday like any normal manager would.
Lineup for spring opener tomorrow vs Orioles: DeJesus7 Escobar6 Loney3 Longo5 Joyced dh Myers9 Jennings8 JMo 2 Forsythe4 Bedard 1— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) February 27, 2014
After their final day of workouts, the Rays headed to the golf course to compete in their annual Charity Golf Classic.
Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 27, 2014
Jake McGee’s team may have had the most creative outfits at yesterday’s charity golf tournament, but Maddon’s pink polo is definitely a head-turner!
Had a great day playing with the group from Sagicor at our charity golf tournament at the Ritz Carlton in Bradenton. pic.twitter.com/hRNUQwKtRb— Joe Maddon (@RaysJoeMaddon) February 28, 2014
And then we have Yunel Escobar who opted for jorts.
Yunel is an honorary member of Team Advantica today. pic.twitter.com/HEenSbeCoO— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 27, 2014
To no surprise, David Price’s team won first place.
Bill Chastain of MLB.com talked with a few players about camp ending and the start of games:
Wil Myers told Chastain, "it's going to be nice to finally get out there and not have an L screen in front of the pitcher."
Nathan Karns, who is set to pitch in today’s game and was previewed by Drew yesterday afternoon, said, "right now, I'm fighting for a position. I just want to come in and do my job the best I can and help the ballclub win any way I can."
Mikie Mahtook is also looking forward to the spring training games, and explaind to Chastain, "obviously, I'm not expecting to make the team out of camp. I don't know what's going to happen. But my goal coming in here was to play as well as I can and make them have to make a tough decision to send me down."
After throwing live BP on Thursday, Archer talked with the media about his workout. Archer stated that he’s been working on solidifying his fastball command and getting more comfortable with his changeup.
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