Left-hander Jake McGee was excused from Saturday’s workout due to a family matter; he is expected to return Sunday.
A day after Rafael Soriano missed most of the workout due to a cold, Dioner Navarro left Saturday’s workout because he was not feeling well. Rays manager Joe Maddon was prompted to quip: “This pitcher-catcher relationship thing gets people sick.”
Saturday’s workout got cut a little bit short due to Fan Fest. The players began shuttling back and forth to St. Petersburg to take part in the event at Tropicana Field.
— Bill Chastain