Thursday morning report: Gang's (almost) all here
SS Yunel Escobar was in the Rays clubhouse early Thursday morning in advance of the first full-squad workout, leaving non-roster INF Wilson Betemit as the only player missing, along with RHPs Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval, who have been delayed by visa issues in the Dominican Republic.
Senior adviser Don Zimmer is here, starting what will be his 66th year in pro ball.
After about a 30-minute meeting, the Rays will go through about a two-hour workout which will include pop-up drills and batting practice off the coaches.
Also of some note, OF Wil Myers got his shaggy hair trimmed, joking with a reporter: "Two days ago - you guys are off your game,''