Did you know?
The Rays won five of their final six games against the Yankees last season, outscoring New York 32-10.
Colonel Scott V. DeThomas, Commander, 6th Air Mobility Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, will throw the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Rays’ season-opening game against Toronto at Tropicana Field on March 31. Game time is 4:10 p.m.
As Commander, DeThomas is responsible for more than $2.8 billion in base property and capital assets, and controls an annual budget exceeding $249 million. He is a native of Rhode Island and received his commission through the Air Force Academy.
Quote of the day
“He’s such a solid fielder and his bat was clutch. For what the Rays signed him for (three years, $21 million) and what he’s capable of doing, I think they got a steal.’’ — Rays 2B Ben Zobrist, on the return of 1B James Loney
13: PIRATES, 1:05
14: at Braves (Lake Buena Vista), 1:05
15: BLUE JAYS, 1:05
15: at Pirates (Bradenton), 1:05
16: RED SOX, 1:05
18: at Twins (Fort Myers), 7:05
19: at Orioles (Sarasota), 1:05
20: TWINS, 7:05
21: BLUE JAYS, 1:05
22: ORIOLES, 1:05
23: at Red Sox (Fort Myers), 1:05
24: at Twins (Fort Myers), 1:05
25: RED SOX, 1:05
26: ORIOLES, 7:05
27: at Orioles (Sarasota), 7:05
28: at Tigers (Lakeland), 1:05
29: Montgomery (AA affiliate), 3:05
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