Rays manager Kevin Cash said his team is ready to start playing games.
"If they would've come a day or two early," Cash said, "we would've been fine with that also."
Cash said he expects each of his pitchers to throw one inning, but he said he'd be flexible if one of them had an especially short inning. The position players, meanwhile, will likely get two at-bats.
"[We're] getting them going," Cash said. "We'll see a bunch of different guys the next day."
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.