Officially, only pitchers and catchers were due to report early to Port Charlotte to begin spring training, but it appears the entire Rays squad were itching to get back to the daily grind. Tuesday brought us sights of Willy Adames, Kevin Kiermaier, and the newest Rays member Manuel Margot taking hacks and getting themselves prepared for the coming season.
The week pitchers and catchers report to spring training is truly one of the greatest parts of the year. It signals the end of the long offseason (though this year brought us no shortage of excitement and drama it seemed), and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Baseball is back, let’s enjoy the first signs of spring, with these clips from on-site press, who might have the best jobs in the whole world.
More Wander Franco. The first one was a rocket over the fence. pic.twitter.com/BaC29rLOFP— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) February 10, 2020
The Rays official account would like everyone to remember they have one of the better spring training cap options.
And as the MLB Twitter account to come out #1 over the offseason in engagement and growth, you didn’t think they’d leave us without a spring training hype video, did you?
Filthy doesn’t just happen in October.— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) February 10, 2020
It starts in February. pic.twitter.com/xftwvsvQRp
Spring training has begun, and real baseball isn’t far behind.