Ben Zobrist and his wife Julianna are on Twitter (@TheZobrists), although it appears that most (all?) of the tweets are from Julianna. So now you can follow the real-life Jimmy and Milly. And yes, that pic to the right is from their Twitter account. Poor child.
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- BJ Upton had his arbitration hearing yesterday. A decision is expected today.
- Here is a recap from the dinner that honored Don Zimmer last night. In the piece, Evan Longoria talks about his relationship with Zim. [TheDay.com]
- The Rays signed infielders Angel Chavez and JJ Furmaniak to minor league deals and invited them to spring training. Chavez spent the last three years in triple-A for three different organizations and played 10 games with the Giants in 2005. Most recently he was in the Red Sox system, where he hit .253/.282/.333 in 127 games. While mostly a SS, he has also played 3B and 2B. Furmaniak, another SS that has seen time at 2B and 3B was with the Phillies triple-A club last year where he hit .230/.276/.333. He played 13 games with the Pirates in 2005 and 16 games with the A’s in 2007. He spent the 2008 season in Japan.
- In addition, the Rays have also invited Craig Albernaz, Nevin Ashley, Tim Beckham and Heath Rollins to Spring Training with the big boys.
- Roger Mooney has the Rays spring radio schedule which includes 19 of the Rays 32 spring games. We assume that these games will also be available through MLB.tv. [Rays Report]
- Roger Mooney also has all the info you need for next weekend’s FanFest. [Rays Report]