Opening Day is Here!


After a long winter of anticipation, baseball is finally returning to Tropicana Field! The Rays will kick off the 2013 season today at 3:10 ET with a sold-out home opener against the Baltimore Orioles.

Lineups for the game are out.

Rays: Jennings CF, Fuld RF, Zobrist 2B, Longoria 3B, Joyce LF, Escobar SS, Loney 1B, Molina C, Johnson DH, Price P

Orioles: Markakis RF, Machado 3B, Jones CF, Wieters C, Davis 1B, Hardy SS, Reimold LF, Pearce DH, Roberts 2B, Hammel SP


The Rays finalized both their 40-man and 25-man roster Sunday. With DH Luke Scott headed to the DL, right-handed power hitter Shelley Duncan was added to the Opening Day roster as his replacement.

Relievers Jamey Wright—who will be in the bullpen Opening Day—and Juan Carlos Oviedo (60-day DL) were added to the 40-man roster as well.

Utility man Stephen Vogt and catcher Robinson Chirinos were both designated for assignment to make room on the roster.

Here’s a look at the complete 40-man roster, including player contract statuses and payroll:


Courtesy of All players in white except for Oviedo are on the Opening Day roster.

Minor league rosters have also been announced. Here’s a look, again courtesy of, of the entire Rays organization broken down on to one big depth chart (click to enlarge):20130402-170657.jpg

News from around the league:


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