Remaining exhibition games
All games 1:05 unless noted
25: vs. Pirates
26: at Phillies
27: vs. Jays
28: at Orioles, 7:05
29: at Tigers
30: vs. Tigers at Trop, 1:10
Who is this Ray?
He grew up in the Brandon area. Hits left-handed but does everything else right-handed. Was acquired in a trade.
The dish Rays vs. Twins
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
TV/radio: Fox Sports Florida; 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 store
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: Interstate 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 10:30
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — David Price, Cesar Ramos, Kyle Farnsworth, Jake McGee; Twins — Kevin Correira, Alex Burnett, Jared Burton, Casey Fien
Coming off messy minor-league outing Monday and another minor-league outing before that, Price will welcome the chance to face major-league hitters again.
Sunday: at Yankees (Tampa), 1:05. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson; Yankees — Adam Warren
Who is this Ray? OF Matt Joyce
The Rays and the other 29 teams will wear this patch on opening day as part of MLB's tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Each team will auction off an autographed jersey to benefit a support fund.
Bench coach Dave Martinez, right, had a little fun with OF Willie Argo and C Geoffey Rowan, two of the minor-leaguers called up for the day in Bradenton. Noting Argo played at Illinois and Rowan at Northwestern, Martinez asked if they knew his Chicago career connection, When both knew he was with both the Cubs and White Sox, he told them they'd get to play in the game.
Review of the day
Manager Joe Maddon was among the more than 100 Rays players and staff to catch an advanced screening of the Jackie Robinson movie 42 Thursday night. Maddon enjoyed it, saying it was well-cast and acted, with the re-creation of the old ballparks "magical." INF Sean Rodriguez said while the baseball scenes could have been better, they really "painted the picture" of the racism Robinson endured. Said Maddon: "They did really well on a lot of different fronts."