Rays manager Kevin Cash has led the team to a 640-554 record, with a .536 winning percentage, through his first eight seasons.
Hired with no experience, the Tampa native will have been on the job as long as Joe Maddon was by season’s end.
Tampa Bay played its best game in over a week, but still lost to the NHL’s best team.
Notebook | The dynamic shortstop was limited for one month and missed another last season with issues in the same area.
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  1. The Lightning's Pat Maroon and Bruins' Garnet Hathaway fight during the first period of Saturday's game in Boston.
  2. Florida Gators quarterback Graham Mertz addresses reporters during 2023 spring practice for the first time since transferring from Wisconsin.
  3. Wander Franco was supposed to be the DH on Saturday, but sat out with soreness in his right quad.
  4. Brandon Lowe connects for a hit during the third inning of Friday's spring game against the Mets.
  5. Rays manager Kevin Cash has led the team to a 640-554 record, with a .536 winning percentage, through his first eight seasons.
  6. You think players are annoyed by pitch clocks? Think about video replay officials, like Tampa Bay's Randell Kanemaru, who might have 15 seconds or less to determine whether a close play deserves a replay challenge.
  7. Bowling Green guard Elissa Brett (5) draws a charging foul against Memphis guard Jamirah Shutes (23) during the second half of a WNIT game Friday at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio.
  8. Miami guard Nijel Pack celebrates after scoring against Houston in the second half of a Sweet 16 game Friday in Kansas City, Missouri.
  9. Mexico's Randy Arozarena celebrates after scoring against Canada during a World Baseball Classic game earlier this month in Phoenix. “He definitely likes to put on a show,” Rays teammate Isaac Paredes said through interpreter Manny Navarro.
  10. Miami's Ja'Leah Williams (12) and Destiny Harden (3) celebrate after Harden scored against Villanova in the first half of a Sweet 16 game Friday in Greenville, South Carolina.
  11. After his opening day start last season, Shane McClanahan went 12-8 with a 2.54 ERA for the Rays. On Friday, manager Kevin Cash announced McClanahan as Tampa Bay's opening day starter again next week against Detroit.
  12. Pete Alonso's 425-foot home run was the loudest hit yielded by Luis Patino (1) on Friday, but it was not the only hard-hit ball against the Rays starter in an 11-2 loss to the Mets.
  13. New Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield listens to a question during his introductory news conference Monday at AdventHealth Training Center in Tampa.
  14. USF athletic director Michael Kelly is seeking a replacement for Bulls men's basketball coach Brian Gregory, who was dismissed March 10.
  15. The puck bounces off the lposts behind Lightning goaltender Brian Elliott (1) and Ottawa Senators right wing Drake Batherson (19) during the second period of Thursday's game in Ottawa.
  16. Susan Danielik, the Tampa Bay Lightning's director of training and experience, receives assistance from ThunderBug during a learn-to-skate session at Amalie Arena on Feb. 22. Skating classes are one of the many perks available to employees of the Tampa Bay Lightning, one of the Tampa Bay Times' Top Workplaces of 2022.
  17. Florida Atlantic guards Bryan Greenlee (4), Brandon Weatherspoon (23) and Alijah Martin (15) react after the Owls defeated Tennessee 62-55 in a Sweet 16 game Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  18. Ottawa Senators right wing Claude Giroux (28) gets his stick in front of Lightning center Brayden Point (21) to take the puck from him during the first period of Thursday's game in Ottawa.
  19. Michelle Wills and Alex Griff share stories of their dad, Dave Wills, Thursday evening on a makeshift stage inside Tropicana Field during a celebration of the life of Wills, who passed away March 5.
  20. Bucs head coach Todd Bowles, left, and linebacker Lavonte David (54) celebrate after a victory over the Carolina Panthers in January at Raymond James Stadium. David signed a one-year contract worth $7 million to return to Tampa Bay.
  21. Former Bucs quarterback Tom Brady has acquired an ownership stake in the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.
  22. Bucs kicker Ryan Succop converted 90.3 percent of his field goal attempts in 2020, but his percentages fell to 83.3 and 81.6 the past two seasons.
  23. Shane McClanahan is the obvious choice to start the Rays' March 30 opener against the Tigers at Tropicana Field.
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