Friday morning report: Zobrist out again, as expected
The Rays got an early start today, with the workout beginning at 9 since they have the annual meeting with players association officials at 1 p.m.
2B Ben Zobrist is out again, as expected, and probably will be for a few more days with lower back soreness and tightness, the result of tweaking his back working out in the weight room on Wednesday.
Three players delayed by visa issues in the Dominican Republic, RHPs Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval, plus INF Wilson Betemit, remained absent. There is some chatter in the lockerroom that Oviedo and Sandoval are close to being cleared and could be in camp by early next week.
The fundamental of the day today is bunting.