On Monday the Tampa Bay Rays announced they have signed a pair of right-handed pitchers to minor league contracts with invites to Port Charlotte.
The successful trip to Cuba by the Tampa Bay Rays culminated in a 4-1 victory against the Cuban National Team, at Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana.
With three games left in the Grapefruit League season, the Tampa Bay Rays were able to walk away from Tampa with their 13th tally in the spring win column. The pitching staff stifled the Yankees, blanking them throughout course of the game and allowing only four hits and four walks. Meanwhile James Loney and Desmond Jennings combined to go 5-6 with three runs, an RBI, and two doubles.
Per Marc Topkin, given the potential of external options, Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team will hold off announcing the order and other pitchers on the rotation until weeks end. Cash also said Alex Colome won’t be ready when the Rays need their fifth starter on April 14. Likewise Drew Smyly and Alex Cobb are slated for later April returns.
South on 75 — the Tampa Bay Rays made their way to Ft, Myers to take on the Boston Red Sox for the second consecutive day. Brad Boxberger, Grant Balfour, Ernesto Frieri, Jordan Norberto, Kirby Yates and Jhan Marinez all took the mound in what was called a bullpen by committee game. Tampa Bay ultimately fell to the dreaded Red …