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Rays Get Back On Field Sunday After Rainout

Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers
(photo: Steve Carney/St. Pete Nine)

After the first rainout of the spring Saturday, the Tampa bay Rays return to action Sunday in Fort Myers against the Minnesota Twins.  Michael Wacha will get the start, taking on Lewis Thorpe.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Adames SS

Meadows LF

Arozarena RF

B. Lowe 2B

Choi 1B

Margot CF

Tsutsugo 3B

Mejia C

Brosseau DH


Twins Starting Lineup

Arraez 2B

Donaldson 3B

Polanco SS

Cruz DH

Buxton CF

Jeffers C

Cave RF

Kiriloff 1B

Refsnyder LF

Fairbanks Scratched From Game

Reliever Pete Fairbanks was scheduled to pitch Sunday, but manager Kevin Cash says Fairbanks fell ill Saturday night with what they believe is a stomach bug.

“[It’s] not COVID-related,” Cash said Sunday morning.  “Everybody came back negative last night, so that’s a good thing, but he will nit be on the card today.

The Rays skipper said that the plan was to play eight innings today, and that Wacha, along with relievers David Hess and Chris Mazza could all work multiple innings if needed.

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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