Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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Rays v Twins: Last game in Port Charlotte
Posted Apr 2, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Apr 2, 2012 at 09:01 AM
PORT CHARLOTTE The Rays bring the curtain down on Charlotte Sports Park this afternoon when they wrap up the home portion of the Grapefruit League schedule against, who else? The Twins.
This is the eighth of nine meets between the two teams. The Rays have won just twice.
David Price makes his final start before facing the Yankees on Saturday at Tropicana Field. It will just be a tune-up, along the lines of the four innings or 60 pitches James Shields threw Sunday in Sarasota.
Jeff Niemann said the blister on his right middle finger is improving and will pitch Wednesday against the Future Rays at the Trop.
Here is the Rays lineup: