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February 23th Tampa Bay Rays Camp Notes

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General:

All 39 pitchers and catchers worked out for the ninth consecutive day.

We have probable pitchers for this week!

Wednesday:

LH Carlos Hernandez, RH Jason Hammel, LH Randy Choate, RH Lance Cormier, LH J.P. Howell, RH Neal Frontz, RH Mitch Talbot

Thursday:

RH Wade Davis, RH Winston Abreu, RH Calvin Medlock, RH Chad Orvella, RH Dale Thayer, RH Julio DePaula

Friday:

RH Jeff Niemann, RH Jason Childers, RH Jason Cromer, LH James Houser, RH Derek Rodriguez, LH Brian Shouse

Maddon Quotes:

On today's crowds inside Charlotte Sports Park:

"They brought some energy to our workout this morning-they should do it more often, it's great." 

On his thoughts on Charlotte Sports Park:

"I love it.  I absolutely love it.  From a theoretical perspective, I like the fact that it's big.  I like a deep and big spring training ballpark.  The ball has a tendency to carry and I prefer it be more pitcher friendly than hitter friendly.  The surface itself is magnificent, the dugouts are great and it appears as though the batters eye is appropriate.  The bullpens are accessible and it's all really well done."

The Rays tell us approximately 3,000 people showed up to today's workout.

Additional Notes:

Veteran RHPs Jason Irsinghausen and Troy Percival both threw well in their bullpen sessions, and manager Joe Maddon sounded impressed with his first look at Isringhausen.

Heater

I did see Jake McGee’s first mound session since undergoing Tommy John surgery last summer (pictured here). The lefty certainly wasn’t airing it out, but he didn’t appear to have any problems during his time on the hill.

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