UPDATE, 10:21: Bench coach Matt Quatraro, who is managing the team in PC, said Duffy reported some tightness in hamstring on Friday, plan is to "give him another day or so until he feels 100 percent to get back out there.'' Also, some “general soreness” after playing 1st game of spring. ... Kyle Snyder is in PC to handle the pitching and Rodney Linares coaching 3b; Quinton McCracken, a Triple-A coach this year. will handle 1B today.
UPDATE, 9:48: Here is the Phillies lineup:
UPDATE, 9:45: Here are the Rays lineups:
Vs. Phillies in Port Charlotte:
Vs. Jays in Dunedin:
B. Lowe 1b
N. Lowe dh
UPDATE, 9:02: Matt Duffy is scratched from today’s lineup due to issues with his left hamstring.
DEVELOPING: The Rays have two games to play on Saturday, the first of four split-squad dates of the spring.
One group will be at home against the Phillies (who won’t have Bryce Harper in their lineup) and the other heading up to Dunedin for their first meeting with the Blue Jays and new manager Charlie Montoyo, their longtime minor-league manager and big-league coach.
Most of the more recognizable and bigger name players are playing in Port Charlotte, with Tyler Glasnow on the mound and Matt Duffy, Tommy Pham. Joey Wendle. Avisail Garcia, Danial Robertson and Yandy Diaz in the lineup.
The squad heading north includes Willy Adames. Austin Meadows, Brandon Lowe, prospect Nate Lowe and Guillermo Heredia, Wilmer Font. who impressed last season until a season-ending lat strain in late June, is slated for his first appearance of the spring.
WDAE is planning to cover both games on radio, cutting back and forth March Madness style, as they’ll have Neil Solondz and Dave Wills in Dunedin and Andy Freed in Port Charlotte.
Rays spring info
vs. Phillies (ss); 1:05, Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
at Blue Jays (ss), 1:07; Rays, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
RAYS: Tyler Glasnow, Andrew Moore, Diego Castillo, Tyler Cloyd, Ian Gardeck, Matt Krook, Dalton Moat
PHILLIES: Zach Eflin, Hector Neris, Seranthony Dominguez, Jose Alvarez, JoJo Romero
at Blue Jays
RAYS: Wilmer Font, Austin Pruitt, Emilio Pagán, Curtis Taylor, Hoby Milner, Ricardo Pinto, Mike Franco
BLUE JAYS: Marcus Stroman, Thomas Pannone, Yennsy Diaz, Elvis Luciano, Corey Copping
Sunday: at Pirates, 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM; Rays: TBD; Pirates: Mitch Keller
Tuesday: at Twins (ss), 1:05; Rays: TBD; Twins: TBD
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vs. USF (ss), 6:05 620-AM, 95.3-FM; Rays: Blake Snell; USF: TBD
6: vs. Orioles, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
7: vs. Blue Jays, 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
8: at Twins, 1:05
(ss9: vs. Orioles (ss), 1:05; Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
10: vs. Red Sox, 1:05; MLB Network, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
11: at Phillies, 1:05
12: at Blue Jays, 1:07
14: vs. Phillies (ss), 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
15: vs. Tigers (ss), 1:05; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com radio
at Pirates (ss), 6:05
16: vs. Twins, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun, 620-AM, 95.3-FM
17: at Red Sox (ss), 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
18: vs. Pirates, 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
19: at Yankees, 1:05; Fox Sports Sun
21: vs. Braves (ss), 1:05; raysbaseball.com radio
at Red Sox (ss), 6:05
22: vs. Pirates, 1:05, Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com
23: at Tigers, 1:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
24: at Braves (North Port), 4:05; 620-AM, 95.3-FM
25: at Phillies, 1:05
26: vs. Tigers (at Tropicana Field), 12:35; Fox Sports Sun; raysbaseball.com