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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Anthony Banda during the start of spring training in Port Charlotte, Florida on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
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  1. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Anthony Banda during the start of spring training in Port Charlotte, Florida on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  2. Yoshi Tsutsugo of the Tampa Bay Rays gets his first career hit of spring training with the Tampa Bay Rays during a game against the New York Yankees at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, FL on February 23, 2020. [KEVIN SABITUS  |  Tampa Bay Rays]
  3. Tampa Bay Rays Japanese slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo prepares to head to the batting cage during batting practice on the Rays first full-squad workout at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Port Charlotte.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
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  5. Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark, shown here in a 2017 file photo, said getting the players to go along with the Rays' Tampa Bay-Montreal split season plan would “be difficult.’’ [VRAGOVIC, WILL  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  6. The Rays opened their exhibition season on Saturday in Fort Myers. [MARC TOPKIN  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  7. When called up to Cincinnati last year, Brian O'Grady hit .190 with two homers in 42 at-bats while splitting time between center field, left field and first base. The Rays say O'Grady will get a look at all three positions this spring, plus third base. [AARON DOSTER  |  AP]
  8. Rays slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo, left, meets with former Rays infielder Akinori Iwamura, who is working for the NHK WORLD-JAPAN television network and was in Port Charlotte Saturday to interview Tsutsugo. [Tampa Bay Rays]
  9. Tampa Bay Rays Japanese slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo signs autographs while coming off the field after the Rays first full-squad workout at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Port Charlotte.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  10. Tampa Bay Rays 1B/DH Jose Martinez (40). Rays players and coaches during team photo day 2300 El Jobean Rd, on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 in Port Charlotte. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  11. With bats and equipment resting on the field in the foreground, Tampa Bay Rays players rest and chat between drills on the Rays first full-squad workout at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Port Charlotte.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  12. New '47 brand caps featuring spring training designs are on display as the Phillies reveal what's new at Spectrum Field in Clearwater. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  13. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor answer questions during a meeting of the Tampa Tiger Bay Club Friday. [SCOTT KEELER  |  Times]
  14. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Brendan McKay (49) is seen in the dugout during the fifth inning against Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 07, 2019, at Tropicana Field. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
  15. Tampa Bay Rays Japanese slugger Yoshi Tsutsugo in the  batting cage during batting practice on the Rays first full-squad workout at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Port Charlotte.  [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  16. Hey kids, these are called ticket stubs. There was a time when you actually had to carry these around with you to get into ballgames and concerts. They're not as efficient as mobile apps, but they do have a certain sentimental value. [CHRIS URSO  |  Times]
  17. Finishing at, or near, the bottom of MLB in attendance isn't even the biggest problem for the Rays. It's the huge gap between where the Rays are in attendance compared to the average team. Tampa Bay is roughly 92 percent below just an average MLB crowd. [Times files (2017)]
  18. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher D.J. Snelten during the start of spring training in Port Charlotte, Florida on Thursday, February 13, 2020.  [OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times]
  19. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell signs autographs for fans during spring baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 in Port Charlotte, Fla. [OCTAVIO JONES  |  AP]
  20. Tampa-based sports agent B.B. Abbott, left, successfully climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for pediatric cancer charities. He is pictured with friends Dustin Bertram, middle, and Pete Hendricks, who made the climb with him. [B.B. ABBOTT  |  Special to the Times]
  21. Houston Astros outfielder Myles Straw points to the baseball he signed for Noah Jackson, 9, during FanFest at Minute Maid Park on Jan. 18, 2020, in Houston. [STEVE GONZALES  |  AP]
  22. Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Joey Wendle (18) looks from the dugout after losing 6-1 to the Houston Astros after winning Game 5 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 in Houston. [DIRK SHADD  |  Times]
  23. Tampa Bay Rays fans welcome players during introductions just prior the Rays game against the Houston Astros for Game 3 of the American League Division Series Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 in St. Petersburg. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]
  24. He was the best player on some pretty bad Tampa Bay teams from 2001-06 before being dealt to Houston in the Ben Zobrist trade, but in his book "Baseball Junkie," Aubrey Huff has admitted he was not a particularly likable character.
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