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Rays: Longoria baby home, media guide pitchers

Remaining exhibition games

All games 1:05 unless noted

March

7: at Pirates

8: vs. Phillies

9: at Phillies

10: vs. Red Sox

11: vs. Twins, 7:05

12: vs. Yankees

13: Off

14: at Orioles

15: vs. Phillies

16: vs. Red Sox

17: at Red Sox, 1:35

18: Off

19: at Tigers

20: at Twins, 7:05

21: vs. Jays

22: vs. Orioles, at Pirates

23: vs. Twins

24: at Yankees

25: vs. Pirates, 7:05

26: at Phillies

27: vs. Jays

28: at Orioles, 7:05

29: at Tigers

30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10



Show and tell

Luke Scott on Saturday brought in a 7-foot Zulu spear he said was used to kill the boar that is now mounted on his locker. It is one of his favorite weapons. "Definitely one of my gamers," he said.

Cover boys

The Rays went with their three award-winning pitchers on the cover of their media guide, which came out Saturday: Jeremy Hellickson, who got the Gold Glove; David Price, who got the American League Cy Young Award; and Fernando Rodney, who got comeback player of the year. The guide will be available for purchase during the season.

Longoria's child heads home

Rays 3B Evan Longoria posted on Twitter on Saturday night that his daughter, Elle, born six weeks early on Feb. 20, was released from the hospital. "Elle finally came home tonight!" Longoria wrote. "Thank you everyone! Now we look forward to seeing you all at the Trop!"

Who is this Ray?

He started his career as an infielder. Hit two grand slams in a Florida State League game, then two more homers the next day. Spent 10 years in the Cubs organization.

The dish

Rays vs. Twins

When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte

Radio: 620-AM

Tickets: Reserved seats $19-$27, berm/boardwalk $10. Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.

Gates open: 11 a.m.

Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (SR 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.

Parking: $10; lots open at 10:30.

Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)

Pitchers: Rays — David Price, Jamey Wright, Joel Peralta, Jake McGee, J.D. Martin, Felipe Rivero; Twins — Mike Pelfrey, Alex Burnett, Casey Fien

Heads-up

Price, last year's AL Cy Young Award winner, makes his second spring appearance. He worked one inning Tuesday.

On deck

Monday: at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:35. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson; Red Sox — Felix Doubront

Tuesday: at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Twins — TBA

Wednesday: Off

Who is this Ray: C Robinson Chirinos

Rays: Longoria baby home, media guide pitchers 03/02/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 2, 2013 11:23pm]
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