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Rays moving spring camp due to damage caused by hurricane

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ST. SAINT PETERSBURG, Florida. The Tampa Bay Rays are rescheduling their spring base to 2023 due to extensive damage to the team’s training facilities by Hurricane Ian.

The Rays have been training since 2009 in Port Charlotte, Florida, about 90 minutes south of St. Petersburg, and intend to explore several options before deciding where to hold spring training and play Grapefruit League games when camp will open.

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The team and Charlotte County released a joint statement Thursday saying damage to Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte cannot be repaired in time for games this winter.

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“Charlotte County supports Ray’s efforts to provide alternative housing for Spring Training 2023,” the statement said.

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“We are all disappointed with the people of Charlotte County and the fans. The community is in the thoughts and hearts of the Rays and the team will continue to support recovery efforts,” the statement said. “Race and Charlotte County are committed to developing a plan to rebuild the Charlotte Sports Park in the coming weeks.”

Rays reschedule spring camp due to hurricane damage originally appeared on NBCSports.com



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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