Rays will sleep in this spring, workouts moved back to 10:30
Rays players should be a little more rested this spring, as the team - which has made sleep study a focal point - will shift workouts back an hour to a 10:30 a.m. start.
The change, which a few other teams have adopted, should be well received throughout the clubhouse, though not every player may take advantage of the extra rest in Port Charlotte.
Prospect RHP Jacob Faria, who was scolded for not being early enough to last spring's first workout by opening day starter Chris Archer, made his plans clear in a tweet:
still showing up at 5 AM #LessonLearned
Baseball operations president Matt Silverman said the chance was pragmatic in nature:
"We're trying to create a more consistent routine between workouts and spring games,'' he said.
The first workout of the spring, for pitchers and catchers, is Feb. 14.