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For starters: Rays vs. Pirates in Port Charlotte finale

No. 3 starter Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays.


No. 3 starter Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays.



UPDATE, 10:06: Here is what Longoria said:

"Just trying to rest up. I feel fine. Tthe plan is just to probably play tomorrow in Lakeland. Just get ready for Sunday. Looking forward to the season. That's always been the plan to feel as good as I can. I felt like (Sunday), I felt my at-bats were a little under where I normally am (total wise), but I felt good in the box and I felt pretty confident the last week, so, again, trying to prepare for 162 games.''

UPDATE, 9:40: Here is the Rays lineup without Longoria, who last played on Sunday:

Forsythe 2b,
Morrison 1b,
Jennings lf,
Dickerson DH,
Souza RF,
Kiermaier cf,
Beckham SS,
Conger c,
Robertson 3b,
Odorizzi p

Longoria said he is fine, that he felt his at-bats were good and he would be better off with a fe days of rest going into the 162-game grind.

Cash declined to talk on Loney situation until "it becomes official,'' said it was a courtesy to let Loney know plans barring injury.

UPDATE, 8:43: There are five former Rays in the Pirates lineup today:

Jaso 1b
Cervelli c
Freese 3b
Morse DH
Joyce rf
Mercer ss
Figueroa lf
S-Rod cf
Florimon 2b
Lobstein p

DEVELOPING: The Rays wrap up the Port Charlotte portion of their spring schedule today with a 1:05 game against the Pirates.

No. 3 starter Jake Odorizzi will be on the mound for the Rays, who are still pondering the final decisions to set their roster.

That became somewhat clearer on Wednesday, when they released C Rene Rivera, which made Hank Conger the second catcher, and told 1B James Loney he would be either traded or released by Sunday.

Lineups when available.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2016 10:45am]


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