2009 Tampa Bay Rays Roster

The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2009 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 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starters list, a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays salary list, a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays uniform number breakdown and a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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"We (the 2009 Tampa Bay Rays) had some high hopes for this season. To end our season the way we did, it's not us. We have got to get better. We've got to reassess what we did this season and try to get better next year." - James Shields on MLB.com (10/05/09, Bill Chastain, 'Slow start, tough finish frame Rays' 2009')

2009 Tampa Bay Rays

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Complete Roster

6-02
170
Right
Right
1977-04-05
6-02
200
Right
Right
1977-12-30
6-03
205
Right
Right
1980-06-10
6-05
215
Right
Right
1974-09-14
6-01
210
Left
Left
1975-09-05
6-01
190
Right
Right
1980-08-19
6-05
227
Right
Right
1985-09-07
6-04
220
Right
Right
1983-11-26
6-00
180
Left
Left
1983-04-25
6-03
235
Right
Right
1972-09-07
6-00
195
Left
Left
1984-01-24
6-01
210
Right
Right
1974-10-25
6-09
285
Right
Right
1983-02-28
6-03
255
Right
Right
1969-08-09
6-05
215
Left
Left
1985-08-26
6-03
210
Right
Right
1981-12-20
5-11
180
Left
Left
1968-09-26
6-03
185
Right
Left
1983-03-18
6-04
195
Right
Right
1968-11-07
6-00
210
Right
Right
1980-12-17
6-03
222
Right
Right
1977-12-10
6-00
215
Right
Right
1978-08-12
5-10
215
Right
Both
1984-02-09
6-02
190
Right
Right
1980-07-25
5-10
170
Right
Both
1971-04-14
6-00
175
Right
Both
1983-03-09
6-00
190
Right
Right
1979-10-30
6-03
210
Right
Left
1986-01-16
6-02
200
Right
Right
1975-08-02
5-09
175
Right
Left
1979-02-09
6-01
215
Right
Right
1985-10-07
6-02
225
Left
Left
1978-05-17
6-02
210
Left
Left
1974-06-07
6-03
210
Right
Both
1981-05-26
6-04
235
Right
Right
1976-10-10
6-02
230
Left
Left
1981-08-05
6-03
210
Right
Left
1979-10-21
6-02
200
Right
Left
1984-08-03
6-02
208
Right
Right
1975-07-31
6-01
195
Right
Both
1983-04-23
6-03
185
Right
Right
1984-08-21
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The 2009 Tampa Bay Rays played 162 games during the regular season, won 84 games, lost 78 games, and finished in third position. They played their home games at Tropicana Field (Park Factors: 93/95) where 1,874,962 fans witnessed their 2009 Rays finish the season with a .519 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 2009 Tampa Bay Rays Opening Day starters list, a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays salary list, a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays uniform number breakdown and a 2009 Tampa Bay Rays primary starters list:

2009 Tampa Bay Rays
Salaries

Carl Crawford $8,250,000.00
Carlos Pena $8,000,000.00
Pat Burrell $7,000,000.00
Scott Kazmir $6,000,000.00
Troy Percival $4,445,000.00
Chad Bradford $3,666,666.00
Akinori Iwamura $3,250,000.00
Dan Wheeler $3,200,000.00
Dioner Navarro $2,100,000.00
Jason Bartlett $1,981,250.00
James Shields $1,500,000.00
Grant Balfour $1,400,000.00
Brian Shouse $1,350,000.00
Joe Nelson $1,300,000.00
Jeff Niemann $1,290,000.00
Gabe Gross $1,255,000.00
Gabe Kapler $1,000,018.00
Willy Aybar $975,000.00
Jason Isringhausen $750,000.00
David Price $750,000.00
Lance Cormier $675,000.00
Evan Longoria $550,000.00
Randy Choate $500,000.00
B.J. Upton $435,000.00
J.P. Howell $433,700.00
Matt Garza $433,300.00
Andy Sonnanstine $430,100.00
Ben Zobrist $415,900.00
Shawn Riggans $413,900.00
Matt Joyce $410,400.00
Joe Dillon $410,000.00
Winston Abreu $407,000.00
Fernando Perez $402,800.00
Reid Brignac $400,400.00
Wade Davis $400,000.00
Dale Thayer $400,000.00
Michel Hernandez $390,000.00

Did you know that a 2009 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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