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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

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With the fall of Boxberger, several of the candidates to replace him are scheduled to pitch today.

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Today, the Rays will travel back home to Port Charlotte to take on the Boston Red Sox with Dana Eveland set to take the mound for Tampa Bay, while Roenis Elias will start for Boston. Heading into play, the Rays currently have a record of 7-9, while Boston sits at 6-10.

No television today, but there will be a radio feed on MLB.com

Today's starting lineups,

Red Sox Rays
Castillo, CF Souza, RF
Holt, 2B Miller, SS
Young, LF Pearce, 3B
Sandoval, 3B Morrison, 1B
Hanigan, DH Beckham, 2B
Swihart, C Conger, C
Travis, 1B Rivera, DH
Boesch, RF Mahtook, CF
Marrero, SS Motter, LF

Pitchers,

Rays — Dana Eveland, David Carpenter, Danny Farquhar, Xavier Cedeno, Alex Colome; Steve Geltz, Enny Romero

Red Sox — Roenis Elias, Sean O'Sullivan, Anthony Varvano, Edwin Escobar, Roman Mendez

*The Rays are at the point in spring where they don't want division rivals to get at-bats against their usual starting pitchers. Erasmo Ramirez and Matt Andriese are both starting minor league games today.

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Trivia Time!

The answer to yesterday's trivia was Victor Zambrano's 2003 season.

wOBA AVG OBP SLG HR K% BB% wRC+ fWAR Games
.368 .302 .339 .533 16 18.1% 3.6% 123 3.4 92

Hint; this player was just 24 years old when he put up this production

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There are 16 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of home runs hit by Steven Souza during the 2015 season.

So, enjoy a highlight reel of the outfielder's rookie season.

Go Rays!