Mar 31, 2022 - Sports

Your guide to the Tampa Bay Rays' 2022 season

A baseball player starts to run after hitting a ball
Wander Franco starts to run after a batted ball during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at Charlotte Sports Park on March 29. Photo: Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Opening day is barely a week away. If you haven't been following baseball, here are some talking points if you get cornered at a party:

The big picture: The Tampa Bay Rays' roster appears to be set with just a few question marks, mostly about pitchers.

  • Flashback: The Rays have been known to shake things up at the last minute, so anything could happen.

Some names to know:

The big question: Pitching staff.

The wild card: Rays players have been experimenting during spring practice with PitchCom electronic signaling devices that allow them to communicate wirelessly, without hand signals, via a remote control pad the catcher wears on his wrist and receivers in the hats of pitchers and infielders.

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