Bauers, who hit a two-run double and walked over a pair of plate appearances against the Yankees on Thursday after learning he'd been reassigned to minor league camp, left a lasting impression with his spring performance, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "What did he not show," manager Kevin Cash said. "We're excited about him. Just his overall approach to hitting is what stands out more than anything."
Beckham is set to open the season as the starting shortstop in the wake of Matt Duffy's (heel) continued absence, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I think he came in very motivated and has basically taken to an opportunity to make the most of it," Rays manager Kevin Cash said. "Beck's always been a guy who's been adamant about playing time, and he's earned some playing time, no doubt about it. We're happy for him."
Hunter, a non-roster invitee who's impressed manager Kevin Cash this spring, is expected to be a key part of the relief corps, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. "We expect him to be pitching in some meaningful situations for us,'' Cash said.