Gadea, selected by the Rays with the fourth pick of the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 8, has a legitimate opportunity to secure a bullpen spot this spring despite never having pitched above Low-A, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "We really like him as a prospect," said Rays senior VP of baseball operations Chaim Bloom. "We think he's a good starting pitching prospect, and the fact he has good stuff, has a good changeup and is a strike thrower, we felt he has a chance to stick here and help our team win."
Duffy (heel), who is being brought along slowly after September surgery, tracked pitches Monday and may participate in his first batting practice session Tuesday, Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times reports.
Archer, who'll pitch for Team USA in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, states that his spring training regimen won't be affected by his participation, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "I've known I was going to play for six months now. When I initially got asked, I said, 'I'm going to play, but we're going to have to make it work.' Just because the pitch count is 65, I don't have to throw 65 pitches."