Aybar at DH
Willy Aybar will see his first action of the spring today when he hits eighth in the Rays’ order against the Blue Jays in Port Charlotte. Joe Maddon said he expects Aybar to get three at-bats.
The Rays manager also said that Aybar will play Thursday, take Friday off and likely see action again Saturday. He will work up to where he is can play two days in a row.
Aybar is coming back from a left-wrist strain that has hampered him since the beginning of camp. Upon being asked if he was excited about playing today, Aybar smiled: “See.”