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Rays @ Twins: Rays sign Venters and lineups

FORT MYERS -- The Rays head south on I-75 today to play the Twins, the only team they have defeated this spring.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said he like the swings during Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the visiting Pirates in a split-squad game that featured most of the Rays regulars.

The Rays enter today with a .200 team batting average. The team ERA is 2.00.

Jake Odorizzi makes his second start of the spring.

In other news, the Rays signed LHP Jonny Venters to a two-year minor league deal. Venters underwent Tommy John surgery last September. He was 15-10 with a 2.23 ERA in 230 appearances with the Braves from 2010 to 2012. He was a member of the 2011 NL All-Star team.

Here is the Rays lineup:

Kiermaier CF

Forsythe 2B

Jaso DH

Butler RF

Brown LF

Wilson C

Casilla 2B

Belnome 1B

Lee SS


Odorizzi RHP

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