Lending a hand
OF Steven Souza Jr. is taking to the alley to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay. Souza is encouraging fans to join the annual Bowl For Kids' Sake fundraiser. Fans who raise at least $1,250 by Wednesday are eligible for an invitation to his VIP bowling party March 31. See bbbstampabay.org for more info.
Lending another hand
RHP Chris Archer is kicking off his third year of partnering with Good Sports to donate sports equipment to youth programs Friday at Port Charlotte High. Archer will provide bats, catcher's gear, batting helmets and training equipment for the baseball and softball teams, plus some equipment for the PE program.
A look at the 43 players remaining on the spring roster:
Pitchers (22): Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Andrew Bellatti, Brad Boxberger, David Carpenter, LH Xavier Cedeno, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome, LH Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Steve Geltz, Jhan Marinez, Kyle McPherson, LH Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi, Erasmo Ramirez, LH Enny Romero, Mark Sappington, LH Drew Smyly, Tyler Sturdevant, Ryan Webb, Chase Whitley
Catchers (4): Mayo Acosta, Curt Casali, Hank Conger, Rene Rivera
Infielders (9): Tim Beckham, Logan Forsythe, James Loney, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Steve Pearce, Juniel Querecuto, Richie Shaffer
Outfielders (8): Jaff Decker, Corey Dickerson, Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Mikie Mahtook, Taylor Motter, Steven Souza Jr.
The dish Rays at Yankees
When/where: 6:35 today; Steinbrenner Field, One Steinbrenner Drive (across from Raymond James Stadium), Tampa
Tickets: $17-37, available via yankees.com, Ticketmaster outlets.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Matt Andriese, Enny Romero, Steve Geltz, Danny Farquhar; Yankees — CC Sabathia, relievers TBA
With closer Brad Boxberger expected to miss up to the first two months, Danny Farquhar and Steve Geltz are two of the pitchers being considered for ninth-inning duty.
Friday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays — Drew Smyly; Twins — TBA
Saturday: at Pirates, 6:05. Rays — Jake Odorizzi; Pirates — TBA
Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Jays — TBA
Rays tickets: Range from $10-24, available at raysbaseball.com, by calling toll-free 1-888-FAN-RAYS (326-7297), and at CSP or Tropicana Field box offices, team Tampa Store (400 N Tampa St.).
All games 1:05 p.m. unless noted.
29 at Jays
30 vs. Red Sox
31 vs. Pirates
1 at Braves, at Tigers
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer