Who is this Ray?
Nebraska native started pro career with independent league River City (Mo.) Rascals in 2004. Made majors with Yankees in 2008, Giants in 2011-12. Signed with Rays as free agent.
Rays at Pirates
When/where: 1:05 today; McKechnie Field, 1611 9th Street West, Bradenton.
Tickets: $16-$27, available through pirates.com, toll-free 1-877-893-2827.
Pitchers: Rays — LH David Price, RH Mark Lowe, LH Jake McGee, RH Brad Boxberger, RH Matt Andriese, LH Mike Montgomery, LH Enny Romero, LH Jeff Believeau, RH Alex Colome; Pirates — RH Jeanmar Gomez, RH Vin Mazzaro, RH Duke Welker, RH Josh Kinney, RH Casey Sadler, RH Zach Thornton.
Sunday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays — Alex Cobb; Twins — Ricky Nolasco
Monday: vs. Phillies, 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Phillies — TBA
Tuesday: at Red Sox, Fort Myers, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Red Sox — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted.
6 at Orioles
7 at Blue Jays
9 at Yankees
10 at Red Sox
12 at Blue Jays
14 at Braves
15 (ss) Blue Jays; at Pirates
16 Red Sox
18 at Twins, 7:05
19 at Orioles
20 Twins, 7:05
21 Blue Jays
23 at Red Sox
24 at Twins
25 Red Sox
26 Orioles 7:05
27 at Orioles, 7:05
28 at Tigers
29 at AA Montgomery (Ala.), 3:05
Who is this Ray: OF Justin Christian
Spring in photos
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Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Manager Joe Maddon raved about the U.S. Special Operations Command Parachute Team, which landed three members on the field pregame Friday (right). Maddon received a symbolic baton and an invitation to come along on a future jump, but he has no plans to do it. "I don't like jumping off diving boards," he said.
Quote of the day
"Well, I got my pitch count up."
LHP Erik Bedard, after throwing 25 in a three-run, three-hit, two-walk first inning against the Orioles