Veteran reliever  is taking this whole “big league camp” thing literally.

Strickland, who’s in Spring Training with the Rays on a Minor League deal, is living this spring in a 28-foot bumper pull camper hooked up to his pickup truck in an RV park near Port Charlotte, Fla. It’s got “all the essentials,” the 32-year-old right-hander said: a chair, a bed, a propane grill and kids toys for when his wife and family arrive.

Strickland said he and his wife lived in a camper throughout the 2016 season, when he put together a 3.10 ERA in 61 innings over 72 appearances with the Giants, and enjoyed it.

“Pretty simple lifestyle,” he said, smiling. “No complaints on my end.”

A veteran of seven Major League seasons with the Giants, Mariners, Nationals and Mets, Strickland also had nothing but good things to say about his decision to sign with the Rays and the feedback he received about the organization.

Check out the full article from MLB.com here.

 

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