Austin Pruitt Will Start The Spring Opener

February 21st, 2017

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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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