Live from Port Charlotte: Price to start Saturday
LHP David Price will start the Rays exhibition opener on Saturday against the Twins in Fort Myers.
Manager Joe Maddon said the Rays will use a six-man rotation through the spring, allowing them to get James Shields, Price, Jeremy Hellickson, Matt Moore, Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann all stretched out, then get to the send of the spring and decide.
Maddon singled out LHP J.P. Howell for his pitching today, saying he looked sharper and threw better today than at any time last spring.
Maddon said RHPs Fernando Rodney, Dane De La Rosa and Ricky Orta also were impressive.
He also complimented the position players for their intensity in going through bunt defense and other drills.