The Rays head north this morning to face the Pirates in Bradenton at 1:05.
RHP Yonny Chirinos, one of their promising young pitchers competing for a long relief job, will get the start. Closer Alex Colome is also scheduled for action.
The Rays are taking batting practice in Port Charlotte and won't be arriving in Bradenton until around 11:45.
1:05, Lecom Park (McKechnie Field), 1611 9th St W, Bradenton
Pitchers: Rays – RH Yonny Chirinos, LH Vidal Nuno, RH Alex Colome, RH Ryne Stanek, RH Cody Hall, RH Colton Murray, LH Adam Kolarek, LH Kyle Bird; Pirates – RH Ivan Nova, LH Felipe Rivero, RH George Kontos, RH Michael Feliz, RH Nick Kingham
Rays information: 1-888-326-7297
Thursday: vs. Twins, 1:05. Rays – TBA; Twins – Kyle Gibson
Friday: at Twins, 1:05. Rays – TBA; Twins – TBA
Saturday: at Red Sox, 1:05. Rays – TBA; Red Sox – TBA
(All games 1:05 unless noted)
19: at Yankees, 6:05
20: at Orioles (Sarasota), 6:05
21: Red Sox
22: at Blue Jays (Dunedin)
23: vs. Blue Jays, at Orioles (Sarasota)
24: at Pirates (Bradenton)
26: at Tigers (Lakeland)
27: vs. Tigers (Tropicana Field)
– Marc Topkin, Times staff writer