Scott Sizemore belted a go-ahead three-run homer off Rays top prospect Blake Snell in the sixth inning, and the Nationals topped Tampa Bay, 6-2, on Wednesday in the first Grapefruit League contest for both teams.
According to Chris Archer, the Rays are “extremely excited as a group” to be a part of the trip to Cuba that Major League Baseball announced Tuesday afternoon.
The Rays are headed south to Cuba to play the Cuban National Team this spring. After months of trying to get the details for the trip finalized, the much-awaited announcement confirming that the trip will indeed take place came Tuesday afternoon.
After a morning workout Tuesday, Rays players headed to the golf course for an afternoon round prior to the team’s first Grapefruit League game Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. ET against the Nationals at Charlotte Sports Park.
Stuart Sternberg said Tuesday he’s pleased that the Rays have permission to look for the best site for a new ballpark in the Tampa Bay area. But the club’s principal owner stressed that the organization needs improved corporate support in order to thrive.
Eddie Gamboa gives the Rays a different look. In return, they are giving the fledgling knuckleballer a baseball rebirth.
Jake Odorizzi will start the Rays’ Grapefruit League opener against the Nationals on Wednesday at Charlotte Sports Park.
Field 4 at the Charlotte Sports Complex featured a spirited session that saw Rays players simulate baserunning situations against infielders on Monday.
Kevin Cash thinks Jake Odorizzi will start the Rays’ first Grapefruit League game Wednesday against the Nationals — he’s just not certain.
“Mr. September” finished the 2015 season with a bang. However, given the outfield competition in this year’s Rays camp, Mikie Mahtook is a long shot to earn a roster spot at the beginning of the season.
Following Saturday’s abbreviated workout at Charlotte Sports Park, Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters he has liked what he’s seen from the young hitters on the team thus far in camp.