Sucre's catching skills have endeared him to his Rays teammates this spring, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Bay Times reports. "From what we've seen so far this spring, the dude has an absolute cannon (for an arm), and he calls a great game," outfielder Kevin Kiermaier said. "He knows what he's doing back there. It's all about taking pride in your defense, and you can tell it means a lot to him, and I respect the guys who really cherish what they can do on that side of the game."
Robertson, who drew the start at shortstop for Tim Beckham (hip flexor) in Sunday's 7-4 Grapefruit League loss to the Yankees, also was deployed in left field, Marc Topkin of the The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Snell (2-2), who struck out three but gave up four earned runs on six hits and one walk over 4.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, threw his fastball with more conviction, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Whitley, who gave up a hit and walk while recording two strikeouts over 1.1 scoreless innings in Friday's loss to the Pirates, could be deployed as a long reliever if the Rays deal Erasmo Ramirez, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.