These are a few things I’ve discovered in order to help alleviate symptoms of SBS and allow for better food tolerance.
-Eat six small meals throughtout the day.
-Limit concentrated sugars like candies, cookies, soda, juice and syrup.
-Try to eat a source of protein at each meal, such as poultry, red meat, eggs, tofu, nuts, milk, yogurt, cheese or peanut butter.
-Don’t drink fluid with meals, instead drink 30-60 minutes before or after meals.
If you have troube maintaining weight, I found that sugar-free nutritional supplements like sugar-free Carnation Instant Breakfast. (avoid Boost, Ensure, and Scandishake products as these will set off SBS)
-Eat more soluble foods: cooked carrots, oats, spinach, pears…
-Increase protein in the diet.
-Limit fluid consumption during meals. Drink liquids 30-40 minutes before or after meals instead of with meals.
-Sit upright while eating.
Rays are lookin good. My home team. Looking forward to David Price pitching Sunday!
Originally posted on CBS Chicago:
Outfielder Desmond Jennings of the Tampa Bay Rays rounds third base on his way home in the second inning against the Chicago White Sox on Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Chicago White Sox took some solace that they had a couple of players make successful major league debuts Friday night.
Catcher Josh Phegley drove in two runs and Simon Castro pitched three shutout innings in their first big-league games, but all of it came after the Rays had jumped on White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod in a five-run second inning in an 8-3 win for Tampa Bay.
Top prospect Wil Myers called up by Rays
The Rays called up top prospect Wil Myers on Sunday. (J. Meric/Getty Images)
The Tampa Bay Rays announced on Sunday that they have called up top outfield prospect Wil Myers, ending days of speculation. He will join the team in time for a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.
Myers’ arrival in Tampa Bay has been highly anticipated ever since he served as the main asset acquired by the Rays in a trade involving starter James Shields last offseason. The 22-year-old Myers was ranked the No. 4 prospect in all of baseball by Baseball America before the start of the season.
In 63 games with Triple-A Durham this season, Myers hit .283 with a .354 on-base percentage, .514 slugging percentage, 14 homers and 57 RBI. He has been on fire over the past three weeks, batting .347 with 10 homers and a 1.126 OPS since May 23.
“He’s going to play a lot,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said of Myers, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “Of course you don’t bring somebody like that up to sit around.”
Originally posted on The Strike Zone - SI.com:
Wil Myers picked up two hits in his first 12 at-bats after being called up from Triple-A. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK — Baseball relishes its traditions, and pranking promising young players will presumably persist in perpetuity, which is something Wil Myers learned this week.
The Rays’ rightfielder, Baseball America’s reigning Minor League Player of the Year who was acquired in a trade with the Royals this winter, was playing with the Triple-A Durham Bulls on Sunday when he was removed from the game after one at-bat (a double).
Luv my Rays….feeling bad for David Price.
Originally posted on Extra Bases:
David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays doing first base drills during spring training workouts at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Jeff Odom / MLBlogs.com
TAMPA — Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price won’t have to travel very far for his first rehab stint as he begins to work his way back from a left triceps injury sustained in May.
David Price puts in a solid eight innings and Kyle Farnsworth allowed no hits in one inning of relief work as Tampa Bay stops Toronto!!! Bottom of the 10th and Luke Scott walks with the bases loaded, forcing LONGO with the winning run. GOOD JOB RAYS!!
Cobb and Rays Begin Series against Padres tonite!! GO RAYS!!
Are you kidding me?! What stadium can you go to and a cool 72 degrees and your dry when it storming and raining out! ??!
Originally posted on HardballTalk:
The central fact of the Rays miserable stadium situation is that they are contractually bound to St. Pete and the mayor there has threatened suit if the Rays even talk to anyone about a possible stadium in Tampa. But there is now a glimmer of hope:
City Council member Charlie Gerdes placed a proposal on Thursday’s council agenda that would give the team three years to investigate new stadium sites in either Hillsborough or Pinellas counties in exchange for a payment equal to the city’s annual operating subsidy on Tropicana Field, currently about $1.42 million.
But it’s not much of a glimmer, as no one gives the amendment a great chance of passing.
Im still stuck on the phrase “….with James Shields gone…..” Bummer But I still think our pitching will be outstanding this year. How can it not….we have Cy Young Award winning David Price!!
Originally posted on HardballTalk:
The Rays have spent some money this winter, adding Yunel Escobar for shortstop, James Loney for first base and Roberto Hernandez to the pitching staff. Their rotation is fine even with James Shields gone and the infield might be set, if Ben Zobrist plays second base, but the team still has some needs as is.
Outfield: Desmond Jennings is the only sure starter in the Tampa Bay outfield, and it’s still unclear if he’ll be playing left or center. Matt Joyce will start somewhere against righties, probably in right field but perhaps at designated hitter. A career .201/.288/.325 hitter in 234 at-bats against lefties, he’s more useful being platooned.
Beyond those two, the Rays have the option of playing Zobrist in right, but they seem more likely to use him at second initially. Brandon Guyer was looking like a nice sleeper entering last season, but he opened up in Triple-A and then suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in May. Sam Fuld is also back healthy after missing much of the season, but he should be viewed as a reserve. Top prospect Wil Myers will almost certainly spend the first month in Triple-A to push back his free agency clock, and he might be held back until mid-June, depending on how he’s performing and the Rays’ needs in right field.
Ahhhh. Spring Training! My favorite time of year. Strange that it almost goes hand in hand with hockey this year. haha. Ok, technically hockey practice began here in Tampa Bay this week. I said almost. Usually, we go to hockey games up until the time Spring Training hits. I know this because my sister and I are baseball/hockey nuts. Her birthday is March 27th. So usually we go from hockey directly to Spring Training. This year will be different. I say, BRING IT ON!!!
After a dreary off-season, baseball comes back to life in mid February when pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. Countdown is at: 27 days!!! I grew up going to Spring Training at Al Lang Stadium in St Petersburg, FL with Grampa and family watching the St. Louis Cardinals. In the old days, players really used spring training to get in shape for regular season. Now, everyone seems to arrive in great physical condition. This is a time for players to compete to make the team to avoid going to the minors.
Grampa taught me there’s not only no crying in baseball, but also that there’s no National or American League in preseason baseball. Instead there are major league teams playing in the Florida in the Grapefruit League. Out west, its known as the Cactus League.
We’re lucky enough we can go to Charlotte for Rays games.
Not a bad drive. We’ll go to a couple of New York games in Tampa (when the Rays play of course), and maybe pick up a couple Royals games in Clearwater, or even to Dunedin. However, Dunedins field seems to not have as much shade!!! Made for a hot day last year.
My favorite time of the year!!! Im sooooo excited. : ) Lets Go Rays!!
Always luv Carl Crawford. He’s an ex- Ray don’t ya know! He sure has struggled since he left us. Hope he has a better year this year.
Originally posted on HardballTalk:
Hey, look, it’s positive news about Carl Crawford:
Appearing on 710 ESPNLA Tuesday, Dodgers president Stan Kasten said he had just gotten a positive medical report, including video, and that the four-time All-Star has lost 10 pounds since last season and has started to throw.
“At no time has he felt he wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day,” Kasten said. “That’s exactly how we feel.”
This comes from ESPN Los Angeles’ Mark Saxon.