Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Training Wrap-up

Spring TrainingThe Rays finished spring training with a 15-16-1 record. They drew 103,255 fans, up 30.4%, while overall MLB spring training attendance numbers dropped by 10.9% and overall Grapefruit League dropped 20.4%. The Rays 15 wins were their 2nd-most in any spring, behind the 18 they won in 2008.

The Rays 47 stolen bases were most in the majors. The pitching staff issued just 88 walks, 2nd-fewest in the majors to the Twins 86. Rays players committed just 26 errors, 3rd-fewest among AL clubs. Ben Zobrist played the most innings on the club this spring with 134 (at every position but pitcher and catcher), and also led the AL with 16 walks. Ray Sadler played in a club-record 29 games.

February 17th - Signed INF Adam Kennedy to a minor league contract.

February 20th - Signed RHP Jason Isringhausen to a minor league contract.

March 10th - Optioned LHP James Houser to AAA Durham; reassigned C Craig Albernaz, C Nevin Ashley, LHP Jason Cromer, RHP Neal Frontz, RHP Calvin Medlock and RHP Chad Orvella to minor league camp. LHP James Houser was optioned to Durham (AAA).

March 16th - Optioned RHP Wade Davis, RHP Mitch Talbot and RHP Dale Thayer to AAA Durham; optioned LHP Jake McGee to the minor leagues; reassigned RHP Winston Abreu, INF Tim Beckham, RHP Jason Childers, LHP Randy Choate, RHP Dewon Day, RHP Julio DePaula, LHP Carlos Hernandez, INF Chris Nowak and C Matt Spring to minor league camp.

March 19th - Accepted back RHP Eduardo Morlan from Milwaukee who was selected from AAA Durham in the Rule 5 Draft.

March 23rd - Offered Rule 5 Draft selection RHP Derek Rodriguez back to Chicago White Sox (accepted).

March 25th - Optioned INF Reid Brignac, C John Jaso, INF/OF Elliot Johnson, LHP David Price and OF Justin Ruggiano to AAA Durham.

March 30th - Released INF Morgan Ensberg.

April 1st - Selected RHP Jason Isringhausen from AAA Durham.

April 4th - Reassigned C Michel Hernandez, INF Adam Kennedy, INF Ray Olmedo, INF, Chris Richard, OF Ray Sadler and OF Jon Weber to minor league camp.

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