Marc Topkin

Rays’ Desmond Jennings Chose Wisely With Baseball

Marc Topkin -Premium Content

Had Plan A worked out for Desmond Jennings, he would have been celebrating a national college football championship in January with his Alabama teammates. Instead, he was immersed in his off-season baseball workouts, then joining other top Tampa Bay prospects for a development program at Tropicana Field before heading to spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla.. And things may work out even better.

Majors | #2010#Organization Reports#Tampa Bay Rays

False Start

Marc Topkin -Premium Content

Fernando Perez's season is at least half over before it starts. The speedy outfielder, who made a dazzling impact at the end of the Rays' amazing 2008 run, dislocated his left wrist in a March 10 spring game and is likely to be out until at least mid-June.

Majors | #2009#Organization Reports#Tampa Bay Rays