Fun and games
• Video coordinator Chico Fernandez always seems willing to do whatever manager Joe Maddon asks, so Maddon had a little fun Sunday setting up a desk outside his office, complete with a bell and balloons, for Fernandez to run the "Camp Concierge" desk.
• Maddon said C/INF Stephen Vogt, a two-time winner of the team talent show, has a future in show biz: "He could be starting out at the Improv and eventually doing movies with Chris Rock at some point hopefully, and who knows after that."
Who is this Ray?
He led the nation with a 1.14 ERA while pitching at UMass-Amherst. He was a first-round pick in 2005 by Arizona. He was acquired in trade last July.
Rays vs. Orioles (ss)
When/where: 1:05 today; Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte
Tickets: Reserved seats $17-25, berm/boardwalk $7 for "value game." Available through raysbaseball.com and Ticketmaster, at Tropicana Field and Charlotte Sports Park box offices, Tampa team store.
Gates open: 11 a.m.
Directions: Driving time from the bay area is 1½-2 hours. Suggested route: I-75 south to Exit 179 (Toledo Blade Road), go west 6½ miles (crossing U.S. 41) to El Jobean Road (S.R. 776), go right 2 miles, complex is on the left.
Parking: $10, lots open at 10:30.
Rays information: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297 (FAN-RAYS)
Pitchers: Rays — Wade Davis, Alex Cobb, Alex Torres, Bryan Augenstein, Cesar Ramos, Matt Bush, Matt Torra; Orioles — Alfredo Simon, Brad Bergesen, Zach Phillips, Miguel Socolovich, Pedro Strop
Matt Bush, impressive early in camp, gets his first chance in a game situation.
Tuesday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays — Jeff Niemann; Twins — Scott Baker
Wednesday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — James Shields; Yankees — Hiroki Kuroda
Thursday: vs. Tigers, 1:05. Rays — David Price; Tigers — TBA; at Twins, 1:05. Rays — Chris Archer; Twins — TBA
All games 1:05 unless noted
10: at Red Sox (7:05)
13: at Orioles
16: at Jays
17: at Pirates
18: Red Sox
20: at Marlins
22: at Pirates
23: Jays (7:05)
24: at Twins (3:05)
26: at Twins
27: at Red Sox (1:35)
28: Pirates (7:05)
29: at Phillies
30: at Pirates
31: Red Sox
1: at Orioles
3: at Twins
4: vs. Future Rays, 1:40 , at Trop.
* Value game, $2 off
Who is this answer: RHP Matt Torra