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Nice Crowd

Monday’s large crowd for the Rays’ first workout could partially be attributed to the fact it was Presidents Day, but the presence of Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon had a lot to do with people wanting to show up on their day off.

The crowd could be heard yelling the names of both of the icons throughout the workout and both responded graciously, often talking with the crowd and signing autographs.

In short, if you’re a Rays fan, seeing Ramirez and Damon in Rays uniforms had to feel pretty good.

–Bill Chastain

Friday activity

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