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Everything you need to know about Rays spring training

Where they’ll be, when they’re playing, how to get tickets, who’s in their camp and who’s long gone.
 
Due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ian, the Rays will split their camp between Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, pictured, and Tropicana Field.
Due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ian, the Rays will split their camp between Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, pictured, and Tropicana Field. [ STEPHEN M. DOWELL / ORLANDO SENT | TNS ]
Published Feb. 10, 2023|Updated Feb. 11, 2023

Location(s)

Due to extensive damage from Hurricane Ian, the Rays can’t use their training complex in Port Charlotte this spring. Instead, they will split their camp between Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where the Braves trained from 1997-2019, and Tropicana Field, their regular-season home. The first two weeks will be held at Disney; morning workouts start around 9:30, with free access to the backfields. The stadium won’t be open to fans. They will shift their base to the Trop starting March 1 and play 13 games there (for tickets, see raysbaseball.com), while also using the nearby Huggins-Stengel complex for workouts. Minor-league camp will continue at Disney through March.

Related: Why ‘continuity’ will be the buzzword at Rays spring training

Schedule

Tuesday: Spring opening media conference, Disney

Wednesday: First workout for pitchers and catchers, Disney

Saturday: Fan Fest, 11-3, Tropicana Field

Feb. 20: First full-squad workout, Disney

Feb. 25: Exhibition opener, at Twins-ss (Fort Myers), 1:05

Feb. 26: at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:05

Feb. 27: at Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05

Feb. 28: vs. Yankees (Disney), 1:05

March 1: at Braves (North Port), 1:05

March 2: vs. Twins (Trop), 1:05

March 3: at Blue Jays (Dunedin), 1:07

March 4: at Yankees (Tampa), 1:05

March 5: vs. Orioles (Trop), 1:05

March 6: vs. Marlins (Trop), 1:05

March 7: at Phillies (Clearwater), 1:05

March 9: vs. Blue Jays-ss (Trop), 1:05

March 10: vs. Braves (Trop), 1:05

March 11: at Marlins (Jupiter), 3:10

March 12: at Mets (Port St. Lucie), 1:10

March 13: vs. Tigers-ss (Trop), 1:05

March 14: vs. Twins-ss (Trop), 1:05

March 15: at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:05

March 16: vs. Braves (Trop), 1:05; at Twins (Fort Myers, 1:05)

March 17: at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05

March 18: vs. Red Sox-ss (Trop), 1:05

March 19: vs. Blue Jays (Trop), 1:05

March 20: at Braves (North Port), 1:05

March 21: at Twins (Fort Myers), 6:05

March 22: vs. Phillies (Trop), 1:05

March 24: vs. Mets (Trop), 1:05

March 25: vs. Red Sox (Trop), 1:05

March 26: at Tigers (Lakeland), 1:05

March 27: at Yankees (Tampa), 1:05

March 30: Regular season opener, vs. Tigers (Trop), 3:10

SS — indicates split squad

Roster

(as of Feb. 9; x for non-roster invites)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jason Adam (47) pitches against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jason Adam (47) pitches against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. [ JEFFEREE WOO | Times ]

Pitchers (43)

Jason Adam

Shawn Armstrong

Shane Baz

Jalen Beeks-L

Taj Bradley

x-Colten Brewer

x-Trevor Brigden

x-Braden Bristo

x-Zack Burdi

x-Ryan Burr

Yonny Chirinos

Garrett Cleavinger-L

x-Cooper Criswell

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Zach Eflin

Pete Fairbanks

Calvin Faucher

Josh Fleming-L

Tyler Glasnow

x-Andrew Gross

x-Ben Heller

x-Heath Hembree

x-Trevor Kelley

Kevin Kelly

Andrew Kittredge

x-Joe LaSorsa-L

Shane McClanahan-L

x-Evan McKendry

x-Michael Mercado

x-Anthony Molina

x-Mason Montgomery-L

x-Chris Muller

Luis Patino

x-Hector Perez

Colin Poche-L

Drew Rasmussen

x-Evan Reifert

x-Josh Roberson

x-Elvin Rodriguez

x-Jaime Schultz

x-Graham Spraker

Jeffrey Springs-L

Ryan Thompson

Colby White

Catchers (8)

x-Roberto Alvarez

Christian Bethancourt

x-Gavin Collins

x-Nick Dini

x-Logan Driscoll

x-Blake Hunt

Francisco Mejia

Rene Pinto

Infielders (16)

Jonathan Aranda

Osleivis Basabe

Vidal Brujan

x-Charlie Culberson

Yandy Diaz

Wander Franco

x-Tristan Gray

Greg Jones

Brandon Lowe

x-Kyle Manzardo

Curtis Mead

Isaac Paredes

x-Daniel Robertson

x-Austin Shenton

x-Ronny Simon

Taylor Walls

Outfielders (12)

Randy Arozarena

x-Ruben Cardenas

x-Niko Hulsizer

Josh Lowe

Manuel Margot

x-Kameron Misner

x-Tristan Peters

x-Jordan Qsar

Luke Raley

Harold Ramirez

Jose Siri

x-Grant Witherspoon

Key offseason moves

Comings

Free agent: RHP Zach Eflin (Phillies)

Rule 5 draft: RHP Kevin Kelly (Guardians)

Goings

Free agents: RHP Nick Anderson (Braves), OF Kevin Kiermaier (Blue Jays), RHP Corey Kluber (Red Sox), OF David Peralta (Dodgers), OF Roman Quinn (Guardians), RHP Jimmy Yacabonis (Mets), LHP Ryan Yarbrough (Royals), C Mike Zunino (Guardians). Note: LHP Brendan McKay was released by Rays, then re-signed a minor-league deal.

Traded: RHP JT Chargois (Marlins), 1B Ji-Man Choi (Pirates), RHP J.P. Feyereisen (Dodgers), RHP Javy Guerra (Brewers), INF Miles Mastrobuoni (Cubs), LHP Brooks Raley (Mets).

Claimed off waivers: 1B/OF Bligh Madris (Tigers).

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