Quote of the day
"It's terrible, but we'll make it work. It's ridiculous. I'd love to know who drew that one up. That wasn't very smart."
— Rays manager Kevin Cash, on split-squad games on the last day of spring training
Number of the day
5,274 Average attendance for Rays home spring games, up from 5,105 last year.
A look at the 30 players remaining on the spring roster:
Pitchers (16): Chris Archer, Andrew Bellatti, Brad Boxberger (DL), LH Xavier Cedeno, Alex Cobb, Alex Colome (DL), LH Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Steve Geltz, LH Matt Moore, Jake Odorizzi, Erasmo Ramirez, LH Enny Romero, Drew Smyly, Ryan Webb, Chase Whitley (DL)
Catchers (2): Curt Casali, Hank Conger
Infielders (6): Tim Beckham, Logan Forsythe, Evan Longoria, Brad Miller, Logan Morrison, Steve Pearce
Outfielders (6): Corey Dickerson, Brandon Guyer, Desmond Jennings, Kevin Kiermaier, Mikie Mahtook, Steven Souza Jr.
The dish Rays (ss) at Tigers
1:05 today, Joker Marchant Stadium, 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland
Tickets: $15-24, available through tigers.com or 1-863-686-8075.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Matt Moore, Enny Romero, Jhan Marinez, Ryan Garton, Ryne Stanek, Brad Schreiber, Adam Kolarek, Diego Castillo, Edwin Pierro; Tigers — Anibal Sanchez, relievers TBA
Rays (ss) at Braves
1:05 today, Champion Stadium (Disney), 700 Victory Way, Kissimmee.
Tickets: $15-57, via braves.com or Ticketmaster outlets
Pitchers: Rays — Adam Wilk, Jaime Schultz, Mark Sappington, Kyle McPherson, Jeff Ames, Jared Mortenson, Brian Miller, Kyle Bird, Brandon Koch; Braves — Jhoulys Chacin, Jim Johnson, Dan Winkler, Arodys Vizcaino
More of the big-name players are making the shorter trip from the Trop to Lakeland, with Cash. The only big-leaguers headed to Disney are C Curt Casali, OF Corey Dickerson, 2B Logan Forsythe and SS Brad Miller, where bench coach Tom Foley will manage.
Sunday: Regular-season opener vs. Blue Jays, Tropicana Field, 4:05 (sold out). Rays — Chris Archer; Jays — Marcus Stroman
Monday: vs. Jays, 7:10. Rays — Drew Smyly; Jays — R.A. Dickey
Tuesday: vs. Jays, 7:10. Rays — Jake Odorizzi; Jays — Aaron Sanchez