Monday, August 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays set roster for Cuba trip; Brandon Guyer posts photo of new son

Cuba trip roster

The Rays set a 34-man travel roster; 28 will be active for the game:

Pitchers

Chris Archer

Matt Andriese

Andrew Bellatti

Brad Boxberger

Xavier Cedeno

Alex Cobb — injured

Alex Colome

Danny Farquhar

Steve Geltz

Matt Moore

Enny Romero

Drew Smyly

Ryan Webb

Chase Whitley — injured

Catchers

Curt Casali

Hank Conger

Rene Rivera

Infielders

Tim Beckham

Logan Forsythe

Nick Franklin

James Loney

Evan Longoria

Brad Miller

Logan Morrison

Taylor Motter

Steve Pearce

Richie Shaffer

Outfielders

Corey Dickerson

Brandon Guyer

Desmond Jennings

Kevin Kiermaier

Mikie Mahtook

Steven Souza Jr.

Dayron Varona

The newest Ray

OF Brandon Guyer and wife Lindsay both posted Twitter photos of their new son, who was born Monday and named Camden in something of a nod to the stadium where Brandon made his debut.

The dish Today: off

Heads-up

RHP Jake Odorizzi and C Rene Rivera are the only Rays who will be officially working today, as Odorizzi will pitch and Rivera catch him in a minor-league game at the Port Charlotte complex.

On deck

Thursday: at Phillies (Clearwater), 1:05. Rays — Matt Moore; Phillies — Vince Velasquez

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

Saturday: vs. Orioles, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Orioles — TBA

Exhibition schedule

Rays 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.).

All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.

March

20 at Orioles

22 at Cuban national team (Havana)

23 at Twins

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

April

1 at Braves, at Tigers

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