Day off, for most
Most of the Rays will be off today while in Cuba. But RHP Jake Odorizzi will be working. Odorizzi will pitch in a simulated or minor-league game in Port Charlotte. "We've got to keep him on schedule," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Otherwise, it will be an off day for the rest of the guys."
Meeting another president
President Barack Obama will attend Tuesday's game in Cuba. This will not be the first time Rays manager Kevin Cash has met a president. He said he met former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George Bush when he was a player for the Astros in 2010.
No extra innings
Because the Rays had to catch a bus to Tampa International Airport right after Sunday's game for their flight to Cuba, both teams agreed that it would go only nine innings. That's why the game, which took three hours and four minutes to play, was called even though the score was 8-8.
The dish Rays vs. Cuban National Team
When/where: 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Havana
TV/radio: ESPN, 620-AM
Pitchers: Rays — Matt Moore, Ryan Webb, Xavier Cedeno, Alex Colome, Steve Geltz, Enny Romero; Cuba — TBA
Today: Off (in Cuba)
Tuesday: at Cuban National Team, 1:50. Rays — Matt Moore; Cubans — TBA
Wednesday: at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05. Rays — Erasmo Ramirez; Twins — TBA
Thursday: at Yankees (Tampa), 6:35. Rays — TBA, Yankees — TBA
Rays tickets: Range from $10-$29, available at raysbaseball.com, toll-free 1-888-326-7297, Charlotte Sports Park or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa store (400 N Tampa St.). Prices $15-$32 on March 12-13.
All games 1:05 unless noted.
24 at Yanks, 6:35
25 vs. Twins
26 at Pirates, 6:05
27 vs. Jays
29 at Jays
30 vs. Red Sox
31 vs. Pirates
1 at Braves, at Tigers