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Spring Training Game Notes: Tampa Bay Rays vs Cuban National Team

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The time has come, the biggest spring training game in franchise history.

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Today, the Rays will take on the Cuban Nationals in Havana at 2:05 with Matt Moore set to take the mound for Tampa Bay on this historic encounter, while Yosvani Torres will start for Cuba. Heading into play, the Rays currently have a record of 8-9.

ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and MLB.tv will be airing the game with the Rays radio team broadcasting locally over the airwaves. MLB.com will also some of the pregame ceremonies, as well as the first half inning of play.

Numerous dignitaries are scheduled to be at the game, including President Obama.

Today's starting lineups:

cuba lineup

Courtesy of EPSN

Important Links

How to watch the game (ESPN / MLB)

Scouting report of the Cuban National Team

Stream of all content coverage in Cuba

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Trivia Time!

The answer to Sunday's question was Greg Norton.

W L ERA FIP K% BB% AVG HR GS/G IP fWAR
3 3 3.60 3.78 19.6% 10.5% .240 3 0/37 50 0.5

Hint, this player posted the highest fWAR among any Rays reliever that season.

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There are 12 days until Opening Day!

That's the same number of homers hit by Ben Zobrist during the 2008 season.

One of those homers was this long blast off of former Rays pitcher, Doug Waechter

Go Rays!