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Rays spring training highlights - 3/8

Plus postgame interviews from Matt Moore and Grant Balfour.

He's a monster.
He's a monster.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this one was a downer. Here's what's included.

  • Ben Zobrist's neck was stiff, so we get a good long look at Logan Forsythe took his place.
  • Russel Martin grounds up the middle against Matt Moore, scoring Starling Marte.
  • Brandon Guyer flashes the defensive skilz that will make him a serious rookie of the year candidate.
  • The Pirates batted around on Moore in the first inning, so we get to see Marte get a bloop hit.
  • Neil Walker shows Guyer how to catch the ball.
  • More Russel Martin -- this time he's blasting a three-run homer to deep left-center off of Grant Balfour.

Also, Moore says he's a slow starter.

And Balfour had trouble getting pumped up, and his arm was dead/flat, but he'll be ready by the start of the season, he says.