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Tampa Bay Rays News and Links: Carlos Gomez “I want them to hate me”

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“I don’t want the other team to love me. I want them to hate me. Because if they hate me, it’s because I’m doing my job right.

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Carlos Gomez will make his Rays spring debut later on this afternoon as the team meets the Baltimore Orioles in Port Charlotte at 1:05. Unfortunately, the game will not be televised, by can be listened to through MLB.com.

Gomez has been a controversial player throughout his career, as he has been involved in and even escalated a number of on field incidents stemming from his intensity when playing the game. He knows that he can rile a few feathers thanks to the way he play, but Gomez would not have it any other way.

“That’s how you want it,” Gomez said Tuesday. “I don’t want the other team to love me. I want them to hate me. Because if they hate me, it’s because I’m doing my job right.

Blake Snell will make his third start of the spring and will be followed by Yonny Chirinos, Anthony Banda, Dan Jennings, Jose Alvarado, Chaz Roe, Dan Runzler, Kyle Bird, and Edwin Fierro.

Gomez will back second and will be slotted in as the Right Fielder.

Rays Links

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  • Brad Miller fractured a toe in the early days of spring training and hasn’t been able to do much since. He played in the sim game yesterday, but will be shutdown for a bit longer.

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