Rays Spring Training March 3
Kevin Cash noted that everybody on the team is ready to begin games. Wednesday morning’s abbreviated workout will be conducted in shorts before the teams heads for the annual golf outing. The Rays Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Rays Baseball Foundation will take place at the Ritz Carlton Golf Club in Bradenton. All players and coaches are expected to attend.
Cash made a point to compliment Brandon Gomes and Jeff Beliveau for what he saw from both during Tuesday’s workout.
The Rays manager said he exchanged texts with Grant Balfour, but the reliever’s status has not changed while he remains with his father in Australia. Balfour’s father has been battling pancreatic cancer. Cash also said there was no new information on Alex Colome. The right-hander, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, has still not reported due to visa issues.
Pitching coach Jim Hickey and outfielder Steven Souza Jr. will be guests on Thursday’s Hot Stove radio show, airing on WDAE620 AM from 7-8 p.m. live from Hooters (1360 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte). Hosts Dave Wills and Andy Freed will be joined by Neil Solondz.
Prior to Friday’s Rays-Twins game, Rays players, coaches and front office staff will shave their heads for a fourth straight year as part of the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s “Cut for the Cure” event, to pay tribute to chidren fighting cancer. PCF’s 2015 campaign will be kicked off by this event, beginning around 11 a.m. To show support for a player or participant, the public is encouraged to text “PCF” to 20222 to make a $10 donation or visit pcfcutforacure.org.