With Spring, Rays set for spring
The Rays set their spring training roster on Friday by inviting catcher Matt Spring to camp.
Spring, 23, last season between Class A Columbus and Double-A Montgomery hitting .204, but is being invited more to help with the catching chores more than anything.
With Spring, the Rays have 56 players on their roster, their fewest ever to open camp in their 11 seasons.
Also, the next Hot Stove Radio Show will broadcast Monday night (7 p.m., 620-WDAE) from the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater Beach (500 Mandalay Ave) with RHP James Shields on location (and signing autographs) and principal owner Stuart Sternberg on the phone.
Andy Freed and Dave Wills will host.