Rays infielder Yu Chang hits a solo home run in the second inning of Sunday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers in Port Charlotte.
Notes | The versatile infielder known for his defense flexed some muscle in Sunday’s tie with the Tigers.
The outfielder piled up numbers exceeded only by Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna Jr. but says he expects to do even better going forward.
Notes | Things got more complicated for the rookie infielder when Tampa Bay signed free-agent shortstop Amed Rosario last week.
Tales | Engaging Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena’s rising stardom has crossed into the pop culture world, with more to come.


  1. Lightning left wing Brandon Hagel (38) shoots the puck past New Jersey Devils right wing Yushiroh Hirano (71) during the first period of Sunday's game  in Newark, New Jersey.
  2. Rays infielder Yu Chang hits a solo home run in the second inning of Sunday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers in Port Charlotte.
  3. Rays outfielder Josh Lowe used his rough 2022 indoctrination to the major leagues as motivation entering last season and proved he was a much better player with a stellar breakout performance.
  4. Curtis Mead was in the starting lineup for the Rays' spring opener against the Braves Saturday in Port Charlotte. He is expected to see plenty of action at second and third base this spring but still may find himself in a roster crunch.
  5. Rays outfielder Randy Arozarena (56) heads to batting practice after signing autographs Monday at the team's spring training complex in Port Charlotte.
  6. Rays pitcher Aaron Civale finished last season at 7-5 with a 3.46 ERA, but his traditional statistics were drastically different from the first half to the second half.
  7. Rays pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, meets with Japanese media after throwing batting practice in Port Charlotte on Friday.
  8. Rays pitcher Brendan McKay threw live batting practice Tuesday in Port Charlotte, the first time he faced hitters in 1½ years.
  9. After missing nearly two years following Tommy John surgery, Rays pitching prospect Colby White, pictured in 2022, is back on the mound and expected to make his big-league debut at some point this season.
  10. Rays shortstop Wander Franco waits for his turn at batting practice in 2022 at Tropicana Field. One of Franco's former lawyers in the Dominican Republic has filed a lawsuit against him for unpaid fees.
  11. Rays designated hitter Harold Ramirez is excited about playing more outfield in 2024 but also recognizes that his name has figured prominently in trade rumors.
  12. MLB umpires have been instructed to crack down on this type of obstruction by infielders like Braves shortstop Orlando Arcia while Tampa Bay's Brandon Lowe tries to steal a base last season.
  13. Amed Rosario has started more than 700 games in the majors at shortstop but is expected to fill more of a utility role against left-handed pitchers in Tampa Bay.
  14. Rays pitcher Zack Littell speaks with members of the media at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte on Wednesday.
  15. Shortstop Amed Rosario throws to first base while playing for the Dodgers last season.
  16. The Rays' Junior Caminero, left, and Randy Arozarena share a moment during batting practice Monday in Port Charlotte.
  17. The Rays' Randy Arozarena, who bulked up in the offseason, goes through Monday's first full squad workout of the spring in Port Charlotte.
  18. All-Star shortstop Wander Franco did not report for spring training Sunday with the rest of the Rays’ position players.
  19. The Rays hope Jonathan Aranda can step into the hole left by fellow left-handed hitter Luke Raley as a designated hitter and pinch hitter against righties.
  20. Rays president of baseball operations Erik Neander, left, manager Kevin Cash, center, and pitcher Tyler Alexander, right, share a moment Wednesday at the team's spring training complex in Port Charlotte.
  21. Rays Pitcher Zach Eflin reads the book "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" to children during the Tampa Bay Rays' Fan Fest Saturday at Tropicana Field.
  22. Rays president of baseball operations Erik Neander speaks during a panel discussion on the state of baseball during the team's annual Fan Fest celebration Saturday at Tropicana Field.
  23. Alex Jackson, pictured with the Miami Marlins in 2021, is vying for the Rays’ backup catcher spot behind Rene Pinto.
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