2008 Tampa Bay Rays Roster

The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2008 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays salary list, a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"The (2008) Tampa Bay Rays had become the latest beacon for the game's downtrodden. Like a high-pitched whistle audible only to junkyard dogs, their message was clearly heard by baseball mongrels. They spoke to the Reds, to the Pirates, to the Royals -- to all the teams that have been down for so long, hope had become just another four-letter word." - Sportswriter Tom Singer on MLB.com (09/27/08, 'Worst to first: Rays in pursuit of history')

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Complete Roster

6-02
200
Right
Right
1977-12-30
6-02
190
Left
Left
1980-08-11
6-05
215
Right
Right
1974-09-14
6-01
180
Right
Right
1978-02-13
6-04
220
Right
Right
1983-11-26
6-05
205
Right
Right
1976-12-03
6-06
225
Right
Right
1982-09-02
6-00
180
Left
Left
1983-04-25
6-02
215
Right
Right
1983-09-09
6-00
195
Left
Left
1984-01-24
6-03
175
Left
Right
1973-05-29
6-09
285
Right
Right
1983-02-28
6-03
255
Right
Right
1969-08-09
6-05
215
Left
Left
1985-08-26
6-01
195
Right
Right
1971-04-10
6-03
220
Right
Right
1983-05-30
6-02
210
Right
Right
1978-11-07
6-03
210
Right
Right
1981-12-20
6-03
185
Right
Left
1983-03-18
6-02
200
Right
Right
1983-10-17
6-03
222
Right
Right
1977-12-10
6-02
205
Right
Right
1969-05-28
6-00
215
Right
Right
1978-08-12
6-02
202
Right
Left
1983-09-19
5-10
215
Right
Both
1984-02-09
6-02
190
Right
Right
1980-07-25
6-00
175
Right
Both
1983-03-09
6-00
190
Right
Right
1979-10-30
6-03
210
Right
Left
1986-01-16
5-10
170
Right
Right
1978-12-19
5-09
175
Right
Left
1979-02-09
6-02
210
Right
Left
1979-08-10
6-01
190
Right
Both
1984-03-09
6-01
215
Right
Right
1985-10-07
6-02
225
Left
Left
1978-05-17
6-03
210
Right
Both
1981-05-26
6-04
200
Right
Right
1981-09-25
6-02
230
Left
Left
1981-08-05
6-01
230
Right
Right
1980-11-22
6-03
210
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Left
1979-10-21
5-09
180
Left
Left
1979-09-07
6-02
235
Right
Left
1977-08-05
6-01
195
Right
Both
1983-04-23
6-01
210
Right
Right
1982-04-12
6-03
185
Right
Right
1984-08-21
6-04
230
Right
Left
1972-12-05
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The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays played 162 games during the regular season, won 97 games, lost 65 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Tropicana Field (Park Factors: 93/95) where 1,811,986 fans witnessed their 2008 Rays finish the season with a .599 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starters list, a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays salary list, a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays uniform number breakdown and a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays primary starters list:

2008 Tampa Bay Rays
Salaries

Carlos Pena $6,000,000.00
Carl Crawford $5,375,000.00
Troy Percival $3,897,797.00
Scott Kazmir $3,785,000.00
Dan Wheeler $2,875,000.00
Eric Hinske $2,800,000.00
Cliff Floyd $2,750,000.00
Akinori Iwamura $2,400,000.00
Rocco Baldelli $2,250,000.00
Trever Miller $1,600,000.00
Jonny Gomes $1,275,000.00
James Shields $1,000,000.00
David Price $650,000.00
Grant Balfour $500,000.00
Jason Bartlett $416,600.00
Gabe Gross $414,000.00
Edwin Jackson $412,700.00
Dioner Navarro $412,500.00
B.J. Upton $412,100.00
Matt Garza $404,600.00
Willy Aybar $401,200.00
J.P. Howell $397,400.00
Jason Hammel $396,300.00
Andy Sonnanstine $395,800.00
Ben Zobrist $395,800.00
Kurt Birkins $390,000.00
Reid Brignac $390,000.00
Andy Cannizaro $390,000.00
Nathan Haynes $390,000.00
Michel Hernandez $390,000.00
John Jaso $390,000.00
Elliot Johnson $390,000.00
Evan Longoria $390,000.00
Jeff Niemann $390,000.00
Fernando Perez $390,000.00
Shawn Riggans $390,000.00
Justin Ruggiano $390,000.00
Jae Kuk Ryu $390,000.00
Juan Salas $390,000.00
Mitch Talbot $390,000.00

2008 Tampa Bay Rays
Uniform Numbers

Did you know that a 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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