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Tampa Bay Rays announce Spring Training details

By Rylan Stiles
SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 14: Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores and is congratulated by teammate Shane Peterson #65 during the first inning of the Spring Training Game against the Baltimore Orioles on March 14, 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore 9-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 14: Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays scores and is congratulated by teammate Shane Peterson #65 during the first inning of the Spring Training Game against the Baltimore Orioles on March 14, 2017 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore 9-6. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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The Tampa Bay Rays announced Spring Training news and notes this week as we sit a few weeks out of pitcher and catchers reporting.

Fans will be able to enjoy a Tampa Bay Rays franchise high eleven games on Fox Sports Sun during spring training. Fox Sports Sun starts by picking up the February 24th contest against divisional foe New York Yankees.

Pitchers and catchers will report on February 13th with full squads following on February 18th.

The other broadcasted games are as followed:

February 25th against the Marlins, February 27th against the Red Sox, March 2nd against the Phillies (who may or may not have Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado, March 6th and 9th games against the Orioles, March 15th against the Tigers and 16th against the Twins. The Rays broadcast will finish up with a game on the 19th against the Yankees, 22nd against the Pirates, and lastly March 26th against the Tigers.

Tampa Bay Rays fans will also be seeing a fresh face on the broadcast, as Fox Sports Sun announced they have hired Tricia Whitaker as a new Fox Sports Sun reporter for Rays games.

As well as being the in-game reporter, Whitaker will also host a few “Rays insider” episode on the network.

She will be apart of some of the Spring Training broadcast.

While the Spring Training games do not matter in terms of the regular season standings, there is still a lot to get out of these games. While some are like me, freaks who listen and watch and pay attention to every spring training game, others are sane. They write off spring training as irrelevant and let’s see how it plays out on opening day.

No matter if you are the former or the latter, Rays Colored Glasses has you covered from Spring Training to the end of the year, with a podcast coming soon!

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