Catcher Matt Spring, who played for the Biscuits last year, is among the non-roster invitees to Tampa Bay's major-league spring training. The Rays released their spring roster today.
Teams regularly stock their spring camps with extra catchers so the pitchers can get their work without wearing out the top catchers. The Rays have 28 pitchers in camp.
The non-roster invitees include ...
Pitchers Brian Anderson, Wade Davis, Chris Mason, Jake McGee and Scott Munter.
Catchers Mike DiFelice, Hector Gimenez, Josh Paul and Spring.
Infielders Reid Brignac, Andy Cannizaro, Eric Hinske and Evan Longoria.
Outfielders Chris Richard, John Rodriguez and Jon Weber.
Former Biscuits manager Charlie Montoyo is listed as a special instructor, but he won't be there for at least the first few weeks of camp, the Rays said. Newborn son Alex is still at the UCLA Medical Center and was doing better at last report.