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.
- Jake Bauers continued his spring tradition of sending balls to the rooftop beyond the right field porch at Port Charlotte. Yesterday’s blast might have been his farthest ball yet.
- Also during yesterday’s game, Matt Duffy and Adeiny Hechavarria returned from their early spring ailments
- Check out the photo gallery of yesterday Rays action, with the photos taken by Will Vragovic and Kevin Sabitus
- Matt Duffy was honored prior to yesterday’s game by the Taylor Hooten Foundation
- We need your help renaming the article you’re currently reading
- 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.
#Rays Miller said he’s going to be shut down for a couple days, concern isn’t the broken toe but impact on his gait, given previous hip issues and October core muscle surgery. He felt “something creeping in.”— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 7, 2018
Around the League
- The Arizona Diamonbacks made waves yesterday when they announced they’d be bringing back a bullpen cart
- Sean Doolittle, in Sean Doolittle fashion, named the top nine things he’d like to take ride on to the mound
- One of the top prospects in baseball, Ronald Acuna, has received flak lately due to the way here wears his hat. Over at Fangraphs, they look at past instances of hat shenanigans and reference former Ray, Fernando Rodney.