News – US Rays compete against pirates with a different appearance


The Rays will face the pirates in Port Charlotte today and have some players in different positions

Yoshi Tsutsugo will be performing on first base for the first time as the Rays seek to expand his versatility beyond left field and third base for more depth, manager Kevin Cash said, Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz remain in plans to play a lot of first baseâ ????

Vidal Brujan, one of the Raysâ ???? Many promising prospects for the middle infield will start in midfield. He saw time in the outfield earlier during spring practice and also at the winter ball, and the Rays see this as a way to make him more valuable

With Brujan on the 40-man roster, he’d likely be standing in line for a call if a middle infielder was injured

Shane McClanahan and Josh Fleming are part of the Raysâ ???? Scheduled pitchers where the two of them compete to get the team into a starter / bulk inning role Also listed are Hunter Strickland, Andrew Kittredge, Stetson Allie, Jeffrey Springs, and Joey Krehbiel

* Cash said the Rays are still sorting out the ramifications of Major League Baseball’s decision to postpone the start of the Triple-A season for a month

* Brujan raved about Wander Franco’s team interpreter Manny Navarro: “He’s got such quick hands, sometimes I think he’s not even human”â ????

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News – USA – Rays compete against pirates with a different look