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Our best guess(es) at Rays opening day roster

By Marc Topkin | Times Staff
Published: February 26, 2018 Updated: February 26, 2018 at 09:04 AM
Rays players stretched out the kinks before the first workout of the spring. [CHRIS URSO | TAMPA BAY TIMES}

Each Sunday during spring training, Rays beat writer Marc Topkin takes his best semi-educated guesses at the Rays opening day roster:

Feb. 25

Second of our weekly semi-educated guesses at the makeup of the 25-man opening day roster, assuming formal signing of Carlos Gomez:

PITCHERS (12): Jose Alvarado, Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Alex Colome, Nathan Eovaldi, Jake Faria, Dan Jennings, Daniel Hudson, Andrew Kittredge, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo, Blake Snell
CATCHERS (2): Wilson Ramos, Jesus Sucre
INFIELDERS (6): C.J. Cron, Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria, Brad Miller, Daniel Robertson, Joey Wendle
OUTFIELDERS (5): Carlos Gomez, Kevin Kiermaier, Mallex Smith, Denard Span, right-handed hitter TBA-*
x- has to be added to 40-man roster

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Feb. 18

First of our weekly semi-educated guesses at the makeup of the 25-man opening day roster, projecting that Jake Odorizzi and Denard Span will be traded:

PITCHERS (12): Jose Alvarado, Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Alex Colome, Nathan Eovaldi, Jake Faria, Dan Jennings, Dustin McGowan-x, Chaz Roe, Sergio Romo, Blake Snell, Ryne Stanek

CATCHERS (2): Wilson Ramos, Jesus Sucre

INFIELDERS: (7): Matt Duffy, Adeiny Hechavarria, Micah Johnson-x, Brad Miller, Daniel Robertson,  Joey Wendle, 1B TBA (To Be Acquired)

OUTFIELDERS (4): Corey Dickerson, Kevin Kiermaier, Mallex Smith, Steven Souza Jr.

x- has to be added to 40-man roster