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Rays outfielder Brett Phillips did a FaceTime interview with ESPN from the dugout after being miked up on the field during Tuesday's game.
Rays notes | Being miked up for ESPN’s national broadcast is the latest adventure for the World Series star.
The outfielder’s July battle with COVID-19 sent him on a downward spiral he worked hard this winter to reverse.
Michael Wacha will be on mound for team’s first nine-inning game of spring.
Michael Wacha is slated for his first spring start. With ESPN televising, it’s a full nine-inning game.

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  1. Rays outfielder Brett Phillips did a FaceTime interview with ESPN from the dugout after being miked up on the field during Tuesday's game.
  2. Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows hits a home run during an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves Sunday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.
  3. Tampa Bay Rays Wander Franco #5 prepares to throw the ball during a spring training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves at Charlotte Sports Park Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 in Port Charlotte. A limited amount of fans were allowed entry and were required to take a temperature check at the gate, maintain social distance and face covering at all times when possible.
  4. Michael Wacha will start the Rays' game against the Red Sox Tuesday at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers.
  5. Tyler Glasnow, pictured during a game against the Orioles in August, zipped through a three-batter, 10-pitch first inning in his spring debut.
  6. Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli, left, and Rays manager Kevin Cash, right, talk before a 2019 game at Tropicana Field.
  7. Joey Wendle heads to the Rays clubhouse with head athletic trainer Joe Benge after being hit on the helmet by a pitch in Monday's game.
  8. The Rays worked on cutoffs and relays as part of their pregame drills on Monday in Port Charlotte.
  9. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Tyler Glasnow (20) on the field during the first day of full squad work out at Rays training camp at the Charlotte Sports Park on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Port Charlotte.
  10. Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Austin Meadows #17 is congratulated by Randy Arozarena #56r after hitting a home run in the second inning between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves at Charlotte Sports Park Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 in Port Charlotte. A limited amount of fans were allowed entry and were required to take a temperature check at the gate, maintain social distance and face covering at all times when possible.
  11. Rays minor leaguer Garrett Whitley kneels during the National Anthem before Sunday's exhibition game against the Braves in Port Charlotte.
  12. Mike Brosseau hits against the Braves in the Rays' spring opener Sunday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.
  13. Socially distanced fans attend the Spring Training game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Atlanta Braves at Charlotte Sports Park Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 in Port Charlotte. A limited amount of fans were allowed entry and were required to take a temperature check at the gate, maintain social distance and face covering at all times when possible.
  14. The Rays take batting practice before their spring opener against the Braves Sunday in Port Charlotte.
  15. Collin McHugh said on a Zoom media call Monday he was pleased for the opportunity to sign with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  16. Rays infielder Wander Franco exits the batting cages during warmups on the first day of full-squad workouts Tuesday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.
  17. Rays leftfielder Randy Arozarena's rise from unheralded, though not unknown, prospect to postseason legend has been stunning.
  18. Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi (26) is pictured during training camp Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.
  19. Kevin Kiermaier, seen her during an October practice for the American League Championship Series, has been limited in camp thus far due to hip tightness.
  20. Workers at Charlotte Sports Park secure seats that won't be used, as attendance for spring games will be limited to about 1,100.
  21. Rays left fielder Yoshi Tsutsugo leaves the field during training camp Thursday at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte.
  22. Joey Krehbiel, a right-handed reliever who signed a minor-league deal, works out with the Rays on Thursday.
  23. Tyler Glasnow was impressive in his first live batting practice session of the spring on Wednesday at Rays camp in Port Charlotte.
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