Even though Monday is the only scheduled off day of spring training, it will make for a busy day at the team’s minor league facility at Twin Lakes Park. Right-hander Kevin Gausman was scheduled to pitch there in a separate minor league game Monday, but had a coritsone shot today and will not pitch. The organization’s two Class-A teams are playing at home, while the Double-A and Triple-A squads are on the road.
Gallardo said he didn’t know how long he was scheduled to pitch on Monday, but it's likely about four innings or 75 pitches. Dealing with spring training rainouts is new for Gallardo, who spent his past springs in Arizona.
Left-handed reliever Jeff Beliveau will also see his first game action since last April 15. He missed most of last season with labrum surgery and has been slowed this spring training.
Right-hander Chris Tillman’s scheduled start today wasn’t affected by the rain. He will face a Rays team full of regulars this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium, weather permitting.
Right-hander Tyler Wilson was supposed to pitch after Tillman, but he's not listed among today's available pitchers.
Here are the starting lineups:
Souza, Jr. RF