[This article was written by Nick Hanson, one of our Charlotte Stone Crabs, GCL Rays, and Extended Spring Training correspondents.]
I went to the Rays' extended spring training workout this morning. They have begun games and will play the Reds today at 1 p.m.
Wade Townsend and Woods Fines have reported to Port Charlotte after not reporting to minor league spring training due to injuries. Townsend underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum suffered during the Arizona Fall League, and will likely miss the rest of the season. Not exactly sure what is/was wrong with Fines.
Nick Barnese is in extended spring training, but will be heading to Bowling Green in about three weeks. "Just a little shoulder tendonitis," said Barnese. He appears to be throwing just fine, and said he is pain free.
Jake McGee and James Houser are both working out with extended. Houser will likely report to Durham in a few weeks, but McGee will stay with extended spring training until he is ready to pitch, which should be in July for the Charlotte Stone Crabs.
The teams took batting practice, worked on catching deep balls and robbing home runs, and did baserunning drills. They will play the Cincinnati Reds organization this afternoon and have a camp-day tommorow.