Originally written February 13, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. This was his first day of school, the initial step on a long path, the opening line of a tale yet to be told. Right-hander Jake Odorizzi walked through the Tampa Bay Rays spring training clubhouse Wednesday morning straight to a corner stall feet from franchise face Evan Longoria and met his future. For the Kansas City Royal turned Ray, his wait, finally, was over. "It has been hectic, but it has been a good hectic," Odorizzi, 22, told FOXSportsFlorida.com about life since he was part of a six-player trade in December. "It's exciting. I'm just looking forward to getting underway. Once baseball activities start, it feels like you're more yourself. I'm just waiting to get things going and to feel at home again." He was under a new roof at Charlotte Sports Park for the first workout between pitchers and catchers in a week of renewal 67 days after Royals general manager Dayton Moore wrapped him and outfield prospect Wil Mye...
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