Spring training is finally upon us and we have a steady stream of news coming out of Port Charlotte as we continue to count the days down to spring training.
As we get ready for full squad workouts and exhibition games to begin we will continue to focus on the expected 25 man opening day roster. Who will be the fifth starter, who will be in the bullpen, and what will the Rays do with the duplication of Sean Rodriguez and Ryan Roberts?
There is also the unknown part of a major league roster which encompasses those players that aren't currently on the 40-man roster that may make the jump to the big leagues in 2013. These handful of players are often referred to as "helium prospects", and as such they are usually the same group of players that are having breakout seasons.
Rays Prospects & Surprise Roster Appearances
D-Rays Bay | Feb 20