Day Two of Camp
Top prospect Jeremy Hellickson experienced a little soreness in his right hamstring while throwing during Thursday’s workout, but he still managed to get in his session.
Joe Maddon reported being impressed with Robinson Chirinos, who came to the team from the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. The Rays manager particularly liked Chirinos’ mechanics.
J.P. Howell threw about 90 pitches and Maddon reported that the left-hander’s mechanics looked good and that he did not favor his surgically repaired left shoulder.
— Bill Chastain