Matt Moore, slated for the fourth spot in the Rays starting rotation, started against the Pirates today at McKechnie Field in the final Grapefruit League meeting between the teams.
This is the 13th time in 26 spring games that the Pirates have faced a lefty starter.
The Rays also had Reid Brignac starting at shortstop. He and Sean Rodriguez have been battling for the job. Brignac has had foot problems, but the job may be split anyway. He had a an error in the second inning.
Lefty Tony Watson is making his first start and eighth appearance of the spring for the Pirates. He has gone 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in his previous outings.