by Steve Carney
The Rays' issues with work visas finally has finally been completely resolved.
The final player stuck outside of camp, reliever Juan Carlos Oviedo, reported to the team's spring training complex in Port Charlotte Saturday morning.
Oviedo, through fellow reliever Joel Peralta, said he has been throwing on a regular basis at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic, but has not thrown to hitters yet. However, he doesn't think that should be a problem.
"I feel great, and I think I'm going to be ready [to start the season]," Oviedo said.
Manager Joe Maddon had planned to try and get the right-hander into a game situation as soon as Monday, but head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield advised him to be more cautious.
"The fact that he's been throwing a lot down there without any kind of medical supervision, he just wants to take it slowly with him," Maddon said.
Oviedo will instead throw a bullpen session Saturday and be evaluated by Porterfield and the training staff afterward.
Listen to Joe Maddon speak about the arrival of Juan Carlos Oviedo below!