By Dory LeBlanc
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Tampa Bay pitching coach Jim Hickey joined The Ron and Ian Show live from Port Charlotte Friday morning to talk about the Rays and his pitching staff.

The most asked question so far this spring has been who will fill the fifth spot in the starting rotation. It would seem the three finalists for the position are Jake Odorizzi, Cesar Ramos, and Erik Bedard.

With only 10 days until opening day, Hickey says who will land the spot is still a mystery.

"Odorizzi is right there with Ramos," Hickey said. "They both have four quality pitches. It's a good race for the fifth starter, don't ask me who wins."


To hear the entire conversation with Jim Hickey, click the player below.