The Rays are planning more than just an early-season experiment with a four-man rotation. Manager Kevin Cash said today they are looking to stick with that plan for the full season – using four starters on a regular basis and filling in on the fifth day with the multi-inning relievers they will have in their bullpen. The four starters to begin the season are set to be Chris Archer, Blake Snell, Nathan Eovaldi and Jake Faria. The Rays have a large group of talented young pitchers that are candidates for those multi-inning roles, including Anthony Banda, Yonny Chirinos, Jose De Leon, Chih-Wei Hu, Andrew Kittredge, Austin Pruitt, Ryan Yarbrough, and Hunter Wood, plus veteran Matt Andriese. Under the plans the four regular starters still will work on a standard five-day routine, but the Rays will use several of the relievers to cover the fifth day, what they will call "a bullpen day." And part of the benefit of that is using multiple pitchers who have different looks to only go through a lineup once, or twice at the most. That plays into the bigger picture strategy going around the game.