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Catching Some Rays: Cobb 'over' live BP and Beckham breaks Smyly's windshield, plus notes

By JOSH VITALE, SunCoast Sports

PORT CHARLOTTE — Saturday can’t come soon enough for Alex Cobb.

After weeks of bullpen sessions and two days of live batting practice, the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander is ready to move on from the monotony of back-field workouts. 590 more words

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Blue Jays Pre-season TV Schedule

The Toronto Blue Jays have announce their list of pre-season games which will be broadcast on Sportsnet in Canada.

The following games will be broadcast on television: 226 more words

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Josh Reddick gave up his number to Billy Butler for an X-Box

John Hickey of the Mercury-News reports that Josh Reddick gave up his number 16 to Billy Butler when Country Breakfast signed with the A’s. The price? 261 more words

All-DBAP Team: Shortstop Finalists

After Evan Longoria took home All-DBAP Team honors at the Hot Corner last week, we’re down to our final infield position this week at shortstop. Of the three finalists, two spent considerable time in a Rays uniform, while the other is attempting to join the Big League club this spring. 462 more words

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Another weird spring training injury: Corey Hart and a hot tub

Spring training injuries, man.

Chris Sale broke his foot stepping off his truck, Ronald Belisario broke his shoulder getting out of a swimming pool, and now there’s this from new Pirates outfielder/first baseman Corey Hart: 49 more words

Spring Training News and Notes: Day Eight

The third of four days of live batting practice is now in the books.  The final full day of live BP is on Tuesday, with the first set of Spring Training games scheduled for Thursday, when the Rays meet Baltimore. 263 more words

Getting to Know: Luke Maile

Last year at this time, Luke Maile was still getting his feet wet.  He was invited to Rays Spring Training just two weeks before camp opened, and he had not played above A-ball, after a season with the Bowling Green Hot Rods in the low-A Midwest League.   246 more words