Johnny Damon and Casey Kotchman rolled into camp Friday.
Damon immediately came off as everybody’s new best friend as he worked the clubhouse and seemed to be having fun while doing so.
Kotchman spoke of how he is looking forward to returning to his hometown of St. Petersburg to join the Rays as a candidate for first base.
Meanwhile, Jeremy Hellickson has what is being described as a strained right hamstring. Taking the cautious approach, the Rays held the rookie right-hander out of practice on Friday.
— Bill Chastain