With shortstop prospect Reid Brignac returning to camp Tuesday, the Devil Rays are getting close to a full house as full-squad workouts begin Thursday. The position players who have not checked in yet are: OF Johnny Gomes, SS Ben Zobrist, 2B prospect Elliot Johnson, OF/INF Joel Guzman, and non-roster 1B Hee-Seop Choi and INF Jorge Velandia. Two pitchers remain missing due to visa issues in the Dominican Republic - Tony Peguero and Juan Salas.
Tuesday afternoon, the Rays will unveil the new FieldTurf playing system that has been installed at Tropicana Field.
The Rays have scheduled two instrasquad games that will be played at the Naimoli complex, 7901 30th Ave. North, in St. Petersburg - Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. and March 1 at 10:30 a.m.