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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Jake Odorizzi Shelled in Last Spring Appearance

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Jake Odorizzi couldn't make it past the second inning of yesterday's Port Charlotte finale

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The Game

  • Rays lose, 13-8, dropping spring record to 12-12
  • Jake Odorizzi's line:  1.0 IP / 6 H / 8 R / 8 ER / 3 BB / 0 K / 2 HR
  • Steve Geltz line: 1.0 IP / 1 H / 2 R / 2 ER / 1 BB / 1 K / 1 HR
  • Alex Colome's line: 1.0 IP / 2 H / 2 R / 2 ER / 0 BB / 1 K / 0 HR
  • Xavier Cedeno, Erasmo Ramirez, Ryan Webb, Danny Farquhar, & Dana Eveland all had scoreless outings
  • Mayo Acosta, Tim Beckham, & Kevin Kiermaier all had multi-hit games with Beckham launching a home run and Kiermaier recording a triple.
  • Logan Morrison, Corey Dickerson, Desmind Jennings, & Steven Souza Jr combined to go 0-11

Links!

- Chris Archer is out to improve upon his breakout 2015 campaign.

- MLB.com does a quick preview of the Rays upcoming season.

- In Topkin's column, he has details on the competition for the final two roster spots, Odorizzi, Evan Longoria, and James Loney

- Also from Topkin, he discusses with several key members of the Rays roster the new team dynamic with a stronger emphasis on offense.

- Take a moment to check out SBN's complete preview for the upcoming season.

- Nine of the strangest promotions in MLB history, with an infamous Rays giveaway topping the list.