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February 24th Tampa Bay Rays Camp Notes


Pitchers and catchers worked out for the 10th straight day.

Tomorrow's Game:

 Wednesday, Feb. 25 vs. Cincinnati Reds – Charlotte Sports Park, Charlotte County, Fla. (radio: WHNZ 1250-AM) - 1:05 p.m. For traffic updates click here.


Jason Bartlett, SS

Carl Crawford, LF

Evan Longoria, 3B

Pat Burrell, DH

Willy Aybar, 1B

Dioner Navarro, C

Ben Zobrist, 2B

Gabe Gross, RF

Fernando Perez, CF

Carlos Hernandez, P

Pitching Probables:

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

A limited numbers of tickets will be available starting at 9 AM.


Topkin on Tim Beckham's Swagger and Swavor.

They are really impressed with the progress he has made, improving his defense and refining his hitting approach to use the full field and maximize his power, and the potential he has shown

"This guy's going to be good," manager Joe Maddon said. "This guy's going to be really good. The difference between when I saw him last year in that (post-draft) workout and now, it's incredible just in regard to his strength level, and the bat quickness is superb. He's really exciting."

Eric Hinske served as Evan Longoria's mentor. Longoria is trying to do the same with Beckham.

Longoria, the No. 3 pick in the 2006 draft and the 2008 AL rookie of the year, has been serving as something of a mentor, as Eric Hinske did for him last year. "He's got a good personality, and he's easy to talk to," Longoria said. "It seems like he's listening to what you have to say, and that's one of the biggest things."