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Kiermaier Returns As Rays Take On Twins

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier grins as he returns from paternity leave
Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier meets with the media after returning from paternity leave on March 27

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to make it two Grapefruit League wins in a row, as they head to Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers for a Spring Training matchup against the Minnesota Twins.  Tyler Glasnow (1-0, 5.59 ERA) will get the start, taking on Lewis Thorpe (0-0, 2.35 ERA).  First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Kiermaier CF

B. Lowe 2B

Arozarena RF

Meadows LF

Adames SS

Wendle DH

Mejia C

Brosseau 3B

Kelly 1B


Twins Starting Lineup

Kepler RF

Donaldson 3B

Cruz DH

Polanco 2B

Buxton CF

Sanó 1B

Rooker LF

Simmons SS

Banuelos C

Kiermaier Returns From Paternity Leave

Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier rejoined the team Saturday after his wife Marisa gave birth to the couple’s second child on Tuesday.  He told reporters before Saturday’s contest it’s been a wild week for him.

“Not a whole lot of sleep,”  Kiermaier acknowledged.  “But you know what?  My wife’s in the same boat.  I know she’ll probably listen to this at some point, so I can’t act sit here like it’s the hardest thing ever, because Marisa has it way worse than me.”

The outfielder says both wife and baby Krew Jax are home from the hospital and healthy.

Written By

Steve Carney is the founder and publisher of St. Pete Nine. One of the people most associated with baseball coverage in Tampa Bay, he spent 13 seasons covering the Rays for flagship radio station WDAE, first as producer of Rays Radio broadcasts, then as beat reporter beginning in 2011. He likes new analytics and aged bourbon, and is the owner of one of the ugliest knuckleballs ever witnessed by baseball scouts.

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