Home Of The Rays

Home Of The Rays

Get Tampa Bay Rays News and Scores


Rays Get Ready To Take On Blue Jays; Padlo Back In Camp

PORT CHARLOTTE (WDAE) -- After a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays return to Charlotte Sports Park today to welcome the Toronto Blue Jays. Tyler Glasnow will get the start, taking on Anthony kay. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05.

Rays Starting Lineup

Meadows LF

Tsutsugo 3B

Margot RF

Choi 1B

Renfroe DH

B. Lowe 2B

Kiermaier CF

Robertson SS

Perez C

Blue Jays Staring Lineup

Davis CF

Panik 2B

Bichette SS

Shaw 3B

Gurriel LF

Tellez 1B

Joseph C

Fisher DH

Alford RF

NEIL BACK ON THE NET: Today's contest will be broadcast on Raysbaseball.com with Neil Solondz on the call. He will be joined by Charlotte Stone Crabs broadcaster John Vittas for today's game. You can listen for free with an MLB.com account.

PADLO RETURNS TO CAMP: Minor-league infielder Kevin Padlo, who has missed the last couple of weeks with what the team called a "non-baseball-related illness," returned to camp Wednesday. Padlo said he had been dealing with persistent headaches since January, and had returned to St. Petersburg to try and get a diagnosis.

"I was just dealing with some headaches that weren't going away," Padlo said. "Just persistent headaches that weren't allowing me to sleep at night, and weren't allowing me to go about my everyday business the way I thought I should be. So I thought it was kind of an issue.

The 23-year-old said doctors ruled out causes like a tumor quickly, and he said he has never suffered a concussion

"I feel great right now," Padlo said. "Hopefully that continues and on the way back to getting fully cleared and on the baseball field."

Rays manager Kevin Cash is glad to have the infielder back in the clubhouse.

"We've missed him for a couple of weeks," Cash said before Wednesday's game. "I think we're going to do everything we can to make sure that the headaches and the stuff that he was feeling has subsided and slowly get him back into some sort of activity."

Both Cash and Padlo did not rule out that the infielder may be ready to start the season. He is expected to begin the year with Triple-A Durham after hitting .290 with nine homers and 27 RBI in 40 games with the Bulls in 2019.

MCKAY GOOD FOR FRIDAY, SNELL TO PLAY CATCH AGAIN: Cash said left-hander Brendan McKay reported no issues from his side session Tuesday at Charlotte Sports Park, and that he will make his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the Minnesota Twins in Fort Myers. Blake Snell will also play catch again today, this time from 90 feet, as he prepares for his first bullpen session since receiving a cortisone shot in his left elbow, which is scheduled for Friday.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content