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Wednesday morning report: Photo day, Zobrist closer



The Rays spent much of the morning shuffling players through the many designated stations for photo day here in Port Charlotte.


They'll do a regular full-squad workout today, focused on infield defense and sign recognition. There won't be any live batting practice, so not much of a chance to catch pitchers.

Ben Zobrist, sidelined with a sore back, said he continues to make progress and plans to do most of what the rest of the team does this morning, including hitting and taking ground balls, though in a limited fashion. Zobrist said it's likely the team won't allow him to play in Grapefruit League games until early next week, though he's shooting for Sunday.

There's still no sign of RHPs Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval or INF Wilson Betemit, as they're dealing with visa issues.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:32pm]


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