Live from Port Charlotte, Day 2
UPDATE, 12:37: LHP Jake McGee was excused from today's session due to what the team said was a family matter, he is expected back on Sunday but that does not appear to be certain.
UPDATE, 10:46: C Dioner Navarro wasn't feeling well and left practice early.
DEVELOPING: The Rays are on the field for an abbreviated workout today, with players heading up to St. Petersburg throughout the day to participate in the annual FanFest at Tropicana Field.
RHP Rafael Soriano is on the field after cutting his workout short on Friday due to a chest cold.
INF Reid Brignac, who checked in Thursday at the Port Charlotte complex, and OF Fernando Perez joined the group of position players working out today.
Of the 23 position players, the only ones to not report thus far are Willy Aybar, Elliot Johnson, Evan Longoria, Carlos Pena, Sean Rodriguez, Ben Zobrist, Pat Burrell, Carl Crawford, B.J. Upton and non-rosters Angel Chavez. Longoria and Upton were participating at the off-season workouts at the Trop, and are attending FanFest today, along with Johnson and Pena, so should be in Port Charlotte soon. The first full-squad workout isn't until Wednesday.