Monday, March 30, 2009

De Los Santos reporting late, had surgery

Pitcher Richard De Los Santos, after offseason elbow surgery, won't report to camp until Tampa Bay starts its extended spring training program late next week.

De Los Santos was 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA with the Biscuits last year and re-signed with the Rays this offseason. Wade Townsend, a former first-round pick who will miss all season after shoulder surgery, also is not yet in camp.

"Wade and Richard obviously are not proficient right now," farm director Mitch Lukevics (right) said. "With that, we're keeping them home until April 8 when we can give them more one-on-one attention."

And, if you missed it, here's a link to today's John Jaso story. Tuesday's story is on Jeff Niemann and Jason Hammel, plus a notebook of assorted goodies.

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