The Tampa Bay Devil Rays may not have been associated with baseball a long time, but the young team already does have a history all its own. Here is the original expansion draft for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
"I'll be ready by Spring Training; there's no reason I shouldn't be." - Tony Saunders of the Florida Marlins on his Expansion Draft trade to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
1997 Tampa Bay Rays PLAYER Expansion Draft
1997 Tampa Bay Rays PITCHER Expansion Draft