Austin Pruitt Will Start The Spring Opener

February 21st, 2017

Austin Pruitt is one of 23 pitchers scheduled to pitch this weekend as the Rays open their spring scheduled.

Hey, there’s a baseball game Friday night!

The guy making the first pitch for the Rays will be Austin Pruitt. The ninth-round Rays draft pick in 2013, Pruit was 8-11 with a 3.76 ERA in AAA Durham last year in 28 starts.

It’s Pruitt’s first year on the 40-man roster, and Kevin Cash talked about how the 27-year-old right-hander is a very calm and cool customer on the mound with good command of his pitches.

Per, here’s the full pitching docket for the weekend.

Friday at MIN (7:00 ON WDAE) – Austin Pruitt (start), Jacob Faria, Ryan Garton, Diego Moreno, Ryne Stanek, Hunter Wood, Jose Alvarado, Jeff Walters

Saturday vs PIT (1:00 ON WDAE) – David Carpenter (start), Dana Eveland, Danny Farquhar, Cory Rasmus, Justin Marks, Jaime Schulz, Neil Wagner, Taylor Guerrieri

Sunday vs BOS (1:00 ON WDAE) – Chris Archer (start), Chase Whitley, Kevin Gadea, Chih-Wei Hu, Ryan Yarborough, Jeff Ames, Andrew Kittredge


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