The Tampa Bay Rays will begin their 19th spring training and eighth in Charlotte County on Sunday, February 21 when second-year Manager Kevin Cash and his staff welcome 38 pitchers and catchers to Charlotte Sports Park. The players will take the field at 9:30 a.m. The first full-squad workout is scheduled for February 26 when the camp expands to 62 players, including 22 non-roster invites. For all spring training workouts, admission and parking are free.
The Tampa Bay Rays not only provided the funding for a Habitat for Humanity home in South St. Petersburg; Rays staff also took ownership of the build by contributing more than 1,000 volunteer hours on the construction site. On Thursday, February 11, with team mascot Raymond at his side, Rays Manager Kevin Cash will present Lakeba Wallace and her daughter the key to their new home. Rays President Brian Auld and President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman will also participate in the dedication and key presentation at 4650 6th Avenue South at 4 p.m.