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Rays' catchers using wristbands amid rotation experiment

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Major League Baseball made game-calling more difficult for catchers this winter when it changed the rules governing mound visits. For backstops with the Tampa Bay Rays, things got even trickier when the club announced plans for a four-man rotation to open the season.

Pitching coach Kyle Snyder had an idea to help, and catchers Wilson Ramos and Jesus Sucre were eager to hop on board - quarterback-style wristbands loaded with information designed to help with pitch calling.

The Rays are joining the Indians, Mets and some others as teams arming their catchers with data-filled forearm sleeves. Tampa Bay hasn't decided precisely what will be on the wristbands, though it will mostly include information on signs and strategies for attacking opposing hitters. The cards will have a flap to make sure opponents and cameras can't catch what's been written down.

AVG: C. Dickerson.282
HR: L. Morrison38
RBI: E. Longoria86
SB: K. Kiermaier16
W: A. Cobb12
ERA: A. Cobb3.66
Saves: A. Colomé47
K: C. Archer249
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .245 (25)
Runs: 694 (25)
Hits: 1340 (25)
Home Runs: 228 (6)
Stolen Bases: 88 (16)
OBP: .317 (22)
SLG: .422 (20)
Total Bases: 2314 (21)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.97 (8)
Runs Allowed: 704 (10)
Saves: 53 (2)
Strikeouts: 1352 (11)
OpBA: .242 (8)
OBP: .309 (6)
SLG: .403 (7)
Run Support: 4.32 (25)
Date Player Transactions
3/18 A. Banda Sent to Minors
3/18 R. Stanek Sent to Minors
3/16 C. Hu Sent to Minors
3/11 W. Adames Sent to Minors
3/11 C. Arroyo Sent to Minors
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Date Player Status
3/7 J. De León Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
2/22 B. Honeywell Torn UCL, right elbow - out for season (day-to-day)
9/2 C. Archer Right lateral forearm tightness (day-to-day)
8/17 J. Faria off 10-day DL
8/16 C. Gómez off 10-day DL
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