As far as the regular season goes, minor league catcher Mayo Acosta is ready.
Most of the Rays had the day off because of their Cuba trip, and a flight delay that didn’t see them land in the U.S. until 5 a.m. But Erasmo Ramirez entered and pitched six innings, allowing one run and striking out eight.
Acosta finished the game two-for-two with two doubles and three RBI.
Tampa Bay’s Matt Andriese will start on Thursday night when the Rays play against the Yankees. The game game is 6:35 a.m.