Rays ready as Spring Training nears

Rays ready to roll as Spring Training nears

ST. PETERSBURG -- Devil Rays pitchers and catchers will report to the Raymond A. Naimoli Baseball Complex on Friday, in advance of the 10th Spring Training in team history.

The team's first workout will take place Saturday, with 29 pitchers and six catchers due in camp.

Daily workouts at the complex will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, and they will run until approximately 1 p.m.

Feb. 21 is the mandatory reporting date for the rest of the team, with the first full-squad workout scheduled to take place Feb. 22. Fifteen infielders and eight outfielders will join the pitchers and catchers to give the Rays a total of 58 players in camp.

Workouts and parking are free to the public. Souvenirs, as well as traditional ballpark refreshments, will be available for purchase; restrooms are on the premises. These workouts will end once the team begins playing exhibition games.

The Rays' exhibition schedule begins with the March 2 opener against the Yankees at Progress Energy Park. Highlighting the remainder of the 16-game home schedule are games against the Blue Jays, Twins, Reds, Indians, Phillies, Astros, Tigers, Pirates and Mets. All games begin at 1:05 p.m., except for the March 22 and 23 contests against the Twins and Reds, respectively, which begin at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets are priced accordingly: field box, $20; loge box, $17; grandstand, $15; and general admission, $7.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.