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Rays Projected Roster

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PITCHERS

No. Player B/T Ht. Wt. Age

14 David Price L/L 6-5 220 28

Is outstanding spring springboard for outstanding season?

53 Alex Cobb R/R 6-3 200 26

Both of Rays’ postseason wins were games started by Cobb.

55 Matt Moore L/L 6-3 200 24

Trying to get mechanics back to 2011 form for 2011 results.

22 Chris Archer R/R 6-3 190 25

Hardest throwing starter in AL last year, averaging 95 mph on fastball.

23 Jake Odorizzi R/R 6-2 185 24

Clinched rotation spot after mastering new pitch — slider/change-up.

50 Grant Balfour R/R 6-2 200 36

Expected to carry on Rays’ tradition as shutdown closer.

62 Joel Peralta R/R 5-11 210 38

Most-used reliever in baseball should get some help this season.

57 Jake McGee L/L 6-3 235 27

Returned to big curveball to make high-90s fastball nastier.

13 Heath Bell R/R 6-3 250 36

Experience as closer should help in role as set-up man.

27 Cesar Ramos L/L 6-2 200 29

Could see more high-leverage situations this season

52 Josh Lueke R/R 6-5 245 29

Has fastball to succeed at big-league level.

47 Brandon Gomes R/R 5-11 195 29

Showed this spring he is ready for major-league duties.

CATCHERS

No. Player B/T Ht. Wt. Age

28 Jose Molina R/R 6-0 250 38

Rays see his ability to frame pitches as priceless.

24 Ryan Hanigan R/R 6-0 210 33

Solid on defense, expected to add some life to bottom of order.

INFIELDERS

No. Player B/T Ht. Wt. Age

21 James Loney L/L 6-3 235 29

Might be best defensive 1B Rays have had, and that’s saying a lot.

18 Ben Zobrist S/R 6-3 210 32

Most versatile player on the roster makes the defense mesh.

11 Yunel Escobar R/R 6-2 215 31

Maddon wants to know why he didn’t win Gold Glove. Good question.

3 Evan Longoria R/R 6-2 210 28

Biggest bat in lineup eager to lead team to unprecedented heights.

1 Sean Rodriguez R/R 6-0 200 28

Versatility in infield and outfield helps extend Maddon’s bench.

10 Logan Forsythe R/R 6-1 195 27

Learned new positions this spring to become as useful as possible.

OUTFIELD

No. Player B/T Ht. Wt. Age

9 Wil Myers R/R 6-3 205 23

Rays are excited to see what he can do during a full season.

8 Desmond Jennings R/R 6-2 200 27

Consistent approach at the plate could lead to big season.

7 David DeJesus L/L 5-11 190 34

Rays have wanted him for some time. Now they have him.

20 Matt Joyce L/R 6-2 200 29

Ready to accept whatever role Rays have in store.

5 Brandon Guyer R/R 6-2 195 28

Healthy and ready for long-awaited opportunity.

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