Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Meet the Rays in the Times' annual video

Meet the Rays

The always entertaining Tampa Bay Times Meet the Rays video series is now posted online at tbtim.es/meettherays. Hear from Chris Archer, Kevin Kiermaier (above), Steven Souza Jr. and Evan Longoria, plus a half-dozen others, and manager Kevin Cash about everything from their favorite shows to binge watch to dream vacation spots to time killers on their phones. Plus, there is a bonus video on just exactly what the other players think of Archer's wild hair.

Quote of the day

"There's something to be said about things that happen organically."

3B Evan Longoria, on the process that led to Logan Forsythe becoming the leadoff hitter

Food for thought

The Rays today will unveil the new food items being served at the Trop.

Rays roster

A look at the 35 players remaining on the spring roster:

Pitchers (18): Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Andrew Bellatti, Brad Boxberger, David Carpenter, LH Xavier Cedeno, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, LH Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Steve Geltz, LH Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi, Erasmo Ramirez, LH Enny Romero, LH Drew Smyly, Ryan Webb, Chase Whitley

Catchers (3): Curt Casali, Hank Conger, Rene Rivera

Infielders (8): Tim Beckham, Logan Forsythe, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Steve Pearce, Richie Shaffer

Outfielders (6): Corey Dickerson, Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Mikie Mahtook, Steven Souza Jr.

The dish Rays at Blue Jays (ss)

When/where: 1:05 today; Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin

Tickets: $18-33, via bluejays.com calling 888-525-5297.

Pitchers: Rays — Matt Andriese, Erasmo Ramirez, Steve Geltz, Enny Romero; Jays — Arnold Leon, Roberto Hernandez, Randy Choate, Brett Cecil, Drew Storen

Heads-up

Most of the front-line players will be in Dunedin today, with 3B Evan Longoria, CF Kevin Kiermaier, 2B Logan Forsythe and LF Desmond Jennings slated to be in the lineup.

On deck

Rays spring tickets: Range from $10-24, available at raysbaseball.com, by calling toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.).

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Thursday: vs. Pirates, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Pirates — TBA

Friday: at Braves (Disney), 1:05. Rays — TBA; Braves — TBA; at Tigers (Lakeland), 1:05. Rays — TBA; Tigers — TBA

Saturday: Off

End of spring training/start of regular season

Sunday: Season opener vs. Blue Jays, Tropicana Field, 4:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Jays — Marcus Stroman

Monday: vs. Jays, 7:10

Tuesday: vs. Jays, 7:10

Wednesday: vs. Jays, 1:10.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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