Rays Major League Spring Training Roster Has Bowling Green Flavor

By: Hank Fuerst - Hot Rods Media Relations
By: Hank Fuerst - Hot Rods Media Relations

Bowling Green, KY – The Tampa Bay Rays, parent club of the Class A Bowling Green Hot Rods, announced Thursday their 2013 Spring Training schedule and roster, which included eleven former Hot Rods players. Rays pitchers and catchers will hold their first work out of the spring on Wednesday, February 13, at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida.

At the Rays first full-squad workout on Sunday, February 17, at least one player from all four seasons of Hot Rods baseball will be present on the 2013 Rays Major League Spring Training Roster, which is comprised of the current Rays 40-Man Roster as well as the 2013 Non-Roster Invitees. The following eleven players are the Bowling Green Hot Rods alums present at this year’s Rays Major League Spring Training.

Tim Beckham, INF
Alex Colome, RHP
Frank De Los Santos, LHP
Marquis Fleming, RHP
Matt Moore, LHP
Jim Patterson, LHP
Felipe Rivero, LHP
Enny Romero, LHP
Neil Schenk, LHP
Mark Thomas, C
Kirby Yates, RHP


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2/28 Detroit 1:05 PM
3/1 Toronto 1:05 PM
3/2 Baltimore 1:05 PM
3/3 Minnesota 1:05 PM
3/4 Boston 1:35 PM
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3/7 Pittsburgh 1:05 PM
3/8 Philadelphia 1:05 PM
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3/11 Minnesota 7:05 PM
3/12 N.Y. Yankees 1:05 PM
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3/19 Detroit 1:05 PM
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3/24 N.Y. Yankees 1:05 PM
3/25 Pittsburgh 7:05 PM
3/26 Philadelphia 1:05 PM
3/27 Toronto 1:05 PM
3/28 Baltimore 7:05 PM
3/29 Detroit 1:05 PM
3/30 Detroit 1:10 PM

Minor League pitchers and catchers report March 2 with position players following on March 6. Monday, April 8 marks the start of the fifth season of baseball in South Central Kentucky with Citizens First Opening Night. The Hot Rods take on the Lansing Lugnuts (Future Blue Jays) at 7:05 PM. To order your tickets, visit BGHotRods.com or call (270) 901-2121.

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