Saturday, February 14, 2009

Rays Spring Training Notes

Rays Spring TrainingRays spring training record in past years:
2008 18-8-2
2007 10-19-2
2006 13-16-1
2005 13-16
2004 11-8
2003 8-19-3
2002 10-16-1
2001 12-15-1
2000 14-17
1999 14-14-1
1998 12-18

Most major league service time in camp:
Troy Percival 13 years, 97 days
Pat Burrell 8 years, 131 days
Chad Bradford 8 years, 75 days
Gabe Kapler 8 years, 25 days
Brian Shouse 6 years, 133 days
Carl Crawford 6 years, 72 days
Dan Wheeler 6 years, 47 days

New Rays in 2009 (10):
Signed as Free Agents (5): OF Pat Burrell, RHP Lance Cormier, OF Gabe Kapler, RH Joe Nelson, LHP Brian Shouse
Acquired in Trades (1): OF Matt Joyce
Rule 5 Draft (1): RHP Derek Rodriguez
Added to the 40-man roster (3): RHP Wade Davis, LHP Jake McGee, RHP Dale Thayer

Roster breakdown:
12 are rookies: INF Reid Brignac, RHP Wade Davis, LHP James Houser, LHP Jake McGee, C John Jaso, INF Elliot Johnson, RHP Jeff Niemann, OF Fernando Perez, LHP David Price, RHP Derek Rodriguez, RHP Mitch Talbot, RHP Dale Thayer

9 are attending their first spring training with the Rays: RHP Chad Bradford, Burrell, Cormier, OF Gabe Gross, Joyce, Kapler, Nelson, Shouse, Thayer

The youngest player in camp is SS Tim Beckham, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 Amateur Draft. He will be 19 years old and 19 days when camp opens.

The oldest is LHP Brian Shouse who will be 40 years and 143 days.

Non-roster invites that made Rays opening day rosters:
1998: RHP Rolando Arrojo
1999: None
2000: RHP Dave Eiland, INF Herbert Perry
2001: RHP Ken Hill
2002: None
2003: OF Rocco Baldelli, LHP Jim Parque, RHP Steve Parris
2004: None
2005: OF Chris Singleton, RHP Hideo Nomo
2006: RHP Jason Childers, RHP Ruddy Lugo, INF Luis Ordaz
2007: RHP Gary Glover, 1B Carlos Pena, RHP Al Reyes
2008: INF/OF Eric Hinske

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