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Instructional League info



While the big-league Rays are making a dramatic late-season push for the playoffs, 54 potential future stars are on the field in Port Charlotte today for the opening of the fall instructional league. The roster includes the Rays top picks in the last two drafts, OF Josh Sale and RHP Taylor Guerrieri, and two of their top young minor-leaguers, SS Hak-Ju Lee (a Florida State League All-Star) and C Oscar Hernandez, the slugging sensation of the Venezuelan Summer League. 

The camps runs until Oct. 7, with a 13-game schedule starting next week (see below). The Rays say the games and workouts are open to the public at no charge.

Sept. 19 Twins @ Rays 1 PM
Sept. 20 Rays @ Orioles 1 PM (Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota)
Sept. 21 CAMP DAY
Sept. 22 Rays @ Twins 1 PM (Lee County complex, Fort Myers)
Sept. 23 CAMP DAY
Sept. 24 Orioles @ Rays 10 AM
Sept. 26 Red Sox @ Rays 1 PM
Sept. 27 Mets @ Rays 1 PM
Sept. 28 Rays @ Twins 1 PM (Lee County complex, Fort Myers)
Sept. 29 Rays @ Red Sox 1 PM (Sox minor-league complex, Fort Myers)
Sept. 30 CAMP DAY
Oct. 1 Orioles @ Rays 10 AM
Oct. 3 Rays @ Mets 1 PM (City of Palms Stadium, Fort Myers)
Oct. 4 Orioles @ Rays 1 PM @ Tropicana Field
Oct. 6 Rays @ Twins 1 PM (Lee County complex, Fort Myers)
Oct. 7 Orioles @ Rays 10 AM
Sundays: OFF

Here is the roster released by the Rays:

Pitchers (24)
Jeffrey Ames
Ryan Carpenter
Jacob Faria
Grayson Garvin
Issac Gil
Roberto Gomez
Taylor Guerrieri
Kevin James
Ian Kendall
Braulio Lara
Lenny Linsky
Parker Markel
Victor Mateo
Eduar Quinonez
C.J. Riefenhauser
Felipe Rivero
Wilking Rodriguez
Enny Romero
Blake Snell
Matthew Spann
Albert Suarez
Eliazer Suero
Matthew Swilley
Jacob Thompson

Catchers (6)
Jesus Araiza
Lucas Bailey
Jake DePew
Oscar Hernandez
Justin O'Conner
Matt Rice

Infielders (13)
John Alexander
Ryan Brett
Derek Dietrich
Johnny Eierman
Tyler Goeddel
Jake Hager
Hak-Ju Lee
Jeffrey Malm
Brandon Martin
Cesar Perez
Juniel Querecuto
Cameron Seitzer
Riccio Torrez

Outfielders (7)
Deshun Dixon
Todd Glaesmann
James Harris
Kevin Kiermaier
Mikie Mahtook (will leave for Arizona Fall League)
Josh Sale
Drew Vettleson

Rehab (4)
Kes Carter
Granden Goetzman
Hector Guevara
Matt Ramsey

Director, Minor League Operations Mitch Lukevics
Assistant Director, Baseball Operations Chaim Bloom
Administrator, Minor League Operations Giovanna Rodriguez
Asst. International & Minor League Ops Pat Walters
Field Coordinators Jim Hoff and Bill Evers
Pitching Coordinators Dick Bosman and Dewey Robinson
Hitting Coordinators Steve Livesey and Matt Quatraro
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator Skeeter Barnes
Catching Coordinator Jamie Nelson
Medical Coordinator Lee Slagle
Rehab Coordinator Joel Smith
Conditioning Coordinator Trung Cao
Equipment Manager Tim McKechney
Asst. Equipment Manager Shane Rossetti
Special Instructor Rocco Baldelli
Special Instructor Dave Eiland
Manager Jared Sandberg
Pitching Coach Darwin Peguero
Infield Instructor Hector Torres
Outfield/Baserunning Coach Ozzie Timmons
Instructors Brady Williams, Michael Johns, Wuarnner Rincones
and German Melendez
Athletic Trainers Jeremy Spencer and Josh DiLoreto
Conditioning Coaches Ryan Thomas and Jared Elliott
Clubbies Ross Mannel and Adam Krinsky








[Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 12:15am]


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