Live from Port Charlotte: Rainy start to spring for Rays

Most, if not all, of the first workout for pitchers and catchers has been moved to the indoor facility.
Rays officials Dan Moeller and Chris Westmoreland look to be discussing rain contingency plans. [MARC TOPKIN | Times]
Rays officials Dan Moeller and Chris Westmoreland look to be discussing rain contingency plans. [MARC TOPKIN | Times]
Published February 13
Updated February 13

UPDATE, 10:52: The Rays got in some light work on the field but the throwing sessions were moved under cover in the batting tunnels. Among the pitchers slated to throw are Tyler Glasnow, Yonny Chirinos, Jake Faria, Luis Santos, Diego Castillo, Ryan Yarbrough, Ryan Merritt, Colin Poche, Dalton Moats, Ryne Stanek, Austin Pruitt, Oliver Drake, Ian Gibaut, Mike Franco and Curtis Taylor.

UPDATE, 9:03: If you were planning to come down to Port Charlotte for the first workout today, it’s probably not going to be worth your time. Looks like all work except maybe some light running and playing catch will be in the indoor facility, which isn’t open to fans.

DEVELOPING: Spring training is off to a soggy start for the Rays.

Heavy overnight rains, and a forecast for more, will impact the scheduled first workout for pitchers and catchers.

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Contingency plans are being discussed, but most likely the pitchers slated to throw will work in the covered facility that has mounds and batting cages.

More as we know it.

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