On Wednesday, McCoy made good on his attempt to toss from the Trop’s mound before a game between the Rays and Boston Red Sox. He threw to Rays reliever Jamey Wright, who, like McCoy, is an Oklahoma City native.
“I didn’t warm up,” said McCoy, wearing a white No. 93 Rays jersey. “I just threw it. We had practice today, and I lifted. I was as loose as my shoulder can get. I play for (
Bucs coach Greg) Schiano.”
The pitch — which Rays manager Joe Maddon told McCoy was “outstanding” — was a break in McCoy’s offseason training. The Bucs are two sessions into their three-day minicamp this week. They hold the final workout Thursday morning at One Buc Place.