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Rays instructional league roster, schedule

September 15, 2018

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a

At the end of each season, Major League clubs hold instructional league play, commonly known as instructs, an extended mini-camp that allows Minor Leaguers -- particularly those just starting their pro careers at the lower levels of their team's system -- to get some work in before calling it a year. Players work on specific parts of their game and get offseason workout plans while often playing a handful of games against nearby teams to provide low-key competition to put what they are working on into practice.
Here's a look at the Rays roster, with the players' rank in the team's Top 30 Prospects list in parentheses:
Instructional league rosters
PITCHERS: Shane Baz, RHP (No. 6); Taj Bradley, RHP; Vincent Byrd, RHP; Eleardo Cabrera, RHP; Tanner Dodson, RHP; Miguel Lara, RHP; Matthew Liberatore, LHP (No. 5); Resly Linares, LHP (No. 20); Jose Lopez, LHP; Shane McClanahan, LHP; Easton McGee, RHP; Brendan McKay, LHP (No. 2); Michael Mercado, RHP (No. 22); Luis Moncada, LHP; Steffon Moore, LHP; Joel Peguero, RHP; Tommy Romero, RHP; Simon Rosenblum-Larson, RHP; Joe Ryan, RHP; Jhonleider Salians, RHP; Francisco Sanchez, LHP; Nick Sprengel, LHP; Alan Strong, RHP; Alex Valverde, RHP; Stephen Yancey, RHP
CATCHERS: Roberto Alvarez, Michael Berglund, Chris Betts, Dawson Dimon, Ronaldo Hernandez (No. 7), Kevin Melendez, Julio Meza, Erik Ostberg
INFIELDERS: Vidal Brujan (No. 12), Wander Franco (No. 4), Tyler Frank (No. 27), Osmy Gregorio (No. 30), Connor Hollis, Kaleo Johnson, Jelfry Marte, Jacson McGowen, Brendan McKay, Ford Proctor, Zach Rutherford, Carlos Vargas, Taylor Walls
OUTFIELDERS: Beau Brundage, Tanner Dodson, Kea'von Edwards, Moises Gomez, Yunior Martinez, Tony Pena, Jordan Qsar, Aldenis Sanchez, Nick Schnell (No. 17), Grant Witherspoon
SCHEDULE
Tues., Sept. 18 - Camp day
Thurs., Sept. 20 - at Orioles
Sat., Sept. 22 - Camp day
Mon., Sept. 24 - at Red Sox
Thurs., Sept. 27 - vs. Red Sox
Sat., Sept. 29 - Camp day
Mon., Oct. 1 - vs. Orioles
Wed., Oct. 3 - Camp day
Fri., Oct. 5 - Camp day
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