Rays Spring Training March 3
After Monday’s workout, Kevin Cash said the pitchers are getting antsy and want to move past the live batting practice portion of Spring Training. “They want to see some feedback,” Cash said.
In other words, they’re ready to pitch in games.
Tim Beckham did provide some feedback during coaches batting practice when he hit a ball that cleared the left-field fence and broke the windshield of Drew Smyly’s BMW.
The Rays worked on run downs. The goal according to Cash: “Basically [get the out] with one throw.”
Cash complimented Minor-League pitching coordinator Dick Bosman for doing a good job instructing the pitchers on holding runners on.
Grant Balfour remains in Australia to be at his ailing father’s side. Cash said Balfour continues to follow a workout program, but “his situation is still very status quo.” Cash added that he hasn’t gotten the sense that Balfour would be in any jeopardy of not being able to begin the season with the team.
Alex Colome continues to have visa problems, but he is throwing in the Dominican Republic and has thrown to hitters.