Rays Spring Training Update, Day Nine; Last Day of Live Batting Practice, Etc

Ailment seemed to be the buzz word around the Tampa Bay Rays camp Tuesday. First Asdrubal Cabrera missed the workout and was sent home after exhibiting stomach-flu like symptoms — Jake Odorizzi had similar issues earlier in the week. Then bench coach Tom Foley left the field early feeling lightheaded and dehydrated. Foley was taken in by the trainers and checked out and is fine. Still the Rays got in a full day of work on this abnormally warm winter (read: ha) day.

Rays Spring Training Update, Day Eight; Franklin Confident at Short, Beckham Goes Hulk on Smyly’s Windshield, Etc

Once the fog cleared from the greater Port Charlotte area, likely opening day starter Alex Cobb got the opportunity to throw live batting practice, along with Nathan Karns and flame throwers Jose Dominguez and Jhan Martinez among others. Karns, one of the candidates for the number five starter’s job, will get the ball in the spring opener against the Orioles, Thursday.

Rays Spring Training Update, Day Seven; Cash Sets Rotation For the First Three Spring Games, Etc

Despite the wet fields following a night of heavy rain, the Rays were back at things Sunday for the second full-squad workout, and the second day of live batting practice. Bulleted highlights from the seventh day of camp follow

Rays Spring Training Update, Day Six; Cash’s Speech, Longo Collides, Belisario Breaks

The Tampa Bay Rays held their first full squad workout in Port Charlotte, Saturday. The workout was open to the public, and an estimated 1,100+ fans showed up to get a look at the overhauled roster.

Rays Spring Training Update, Day Five; Josh Sale Released

Day five of Spring Training is in the books. Boog Powell arrived to camp Friday, so only RHP Alex Colome (delayed by visa) is missing ahead of Saturday’s whole team workout. Nothing truly newsworthy made the ranks of Twitter Friday afternoon, and what follows are a couple of loose ends that needed to be tied up.