St. Petersburg, Florida -- With just 15 days left before pitchers and catchers have to report to Spring Training in Port Charlotte, the team's clubhouse staff was hard at work Thursday packing up the trucks at Tropicana Field for the trip South Friday.
"Yeah, vacation's over. We know when we pack the truck it's time to get back to work and it's an exciting time because every time we do this we know there's new players and staff," said Chris Westmoreland, Rays traveling secretary.
Along with some of the standard equipment making it's way to Charlotte Sports Park, some odd items will also be making the trip including Joe Maddon's kegerator, also known as "Joe's office", archery equipment and mattresses.
Most Rays position players will report prior to first full squad workout on Feb. 19 and don't forget, Rays Fan Fest is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 22.
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