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2008 Tampa Bay RaysSeason Roster
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Shawn Riggans played for the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameDevil Rays
LocationTampa,Florida
Record97-65 (1st in American League East)League Rank2ndMLB Rank3rd
BallparkTropicana Field
ManagerJoe MaddonGeneral ManagerAndrew Friedman
CoachesTim Bogar (Assistant Coach), Tom Foley (Third Base Coach), Steve Henderson (Hitting Coach), George Hendrick (First Base Coach), Jim Hickey (Pitching Coach), Dave Martinez (Bench Coach), Bobby Ramos (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsLost World Series (Philadelphia)
#1 Draft PickTim Beckham (#1)
Payroll$43,820,597 (Rank: 29th)
Attendance1,780,791 (Rank: 26th)
Minor League AffiliatesDurham Bulls (AAA) 74-70 ... Montgomery Biscuits (AA) 69-70 ... Vero Beach Devil Rays (A+) 54-81 ... Columbus Catfish (A) 67-69 ... Hudson Valley Renegades (A-) 40-35 ... Princeton Devil Rays (Rk) 24-38 ...
Years Available1998-2019

Team History -- 2008 Statistics -- 2008 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Spring Training -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 2008 Tampa Bay Rays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2008 baseball season.

2008 Tampa Bay Rays Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
16Willy Aybar3B6-0 175 B-R 1983-03-09 25Bani,Dom Rep MLB2000-20152005-2010  
2000-   UDFA-LAN
 
5Rocco BaldelliDH6-4 183 R-R 1981-09-25 26Woonsocket,Rhode Island MLB2000-20102003-2010Bishop Hendricken (Warwick,RI)
2000- 1-   6-TBA
 
50Grant BalfourP6-2 170 R-R 1977-12-30 30Sydney,Australia MLB1997-20152001-2015  
1997-   UDFA-MIN
Retired  
8Jason BartlettSS6-2 180 R-R 1979-10-30 28Mountain View,California MLB2000-20142004-2014St. Mary's (Stockton,CA)Oklahoma, San Joaquin Delta Col
2001-13- 390-SDN
Retired  
24Kurt BirkinsP6-2 188 L-L 1980-08-11 27Canoga Park,California MLB1999-20102006-2008El Camino Real (Woodland Hills,CA)UCLA, Los Angeles Pierce Col
2000-33- 984-BAL
 
53Chad BradfordP6-5 205 R-R 1974-09-14 33Jackson,Mississippi MLB1996-20091998-2009Byram (Byram,MS)So.Mississippi, Hinds CC
1996-13- 377-CHA
 
44Reid BrignacSS6-3 170 L-R 1986-01-16 22St. Amant,Louisiana MLB2004-20182008-2016St. Amant (St. Amant,LA)
2004- 2-  45-TBA
Free Agent  
41Andy CannizaroSS5-10 170 R-R 1978-12-19 29New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1998-20092006-2008St. Paul (Covington,LA)Tulane U.
2001- 7- 215-NYA
 
13Carl CrawfordLF6-2 219 L-L 1981-08-05 26Houston,Texas MLB1999-20162002-2016Davis (Houston,TX)
1999- 2-  52-TBA
Free Agent  
20Mike DiFeliceC6-2 205 R-R 1969-05-28 39Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1988-20081996-2008Bearden (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1991-11- 285-SLN
 
27Scott DohmannP6-1 181 R-R 1978-02-13 30New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1999-20112004-2008St. Thomas More (Lafayette,LA)UL Lafayette
2000- 6- 167-COL
 
15Cliff FloydDH6-4 240 L-R 1972-12-05 35Chicago,Illinois MLB1991-20091993-2009Thornwood (South Holland,IL)
1991- 1-  14-MON
 
22Matt GarzaP6-3 205 R-R 1983-11-11 24Selma,California MLB2003-20172006-2017Washington Union (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
2005- 1-  25-MIN
Free Agent  
47Gary GloverP6-5 205 R-R 1976-12-03 31Cleveland,Ohio MLB1994-20121999-2008DeLand (DeLand,FL)
1994-15- 427-TOR
Free Agent  
31Jonny GomesDH-RF6-1 205 R-R 1980-11-22 27San Francisco,California MLB2001-20162003-2015Casa Grande (Petaluma,CA)Santa Rosa Junior Col
2001-18- 529-TBA
International  
26Gabe GrossRF6-3 205 L-R 1979-10-21 28Baltimore,Maryland MLB1999-20102004-2010Northview (Dothan,AL)Auburn U.
2001- 1-  15-TOR
 
49Jason HammelP6-6 200 R-R 1982-09-02 25Greenville,South Carolina MLB2001-20182006-2018South Kitsap (Port Orchard,WA)Treasure Valley CC
2002-10- 284-TBA
Retired  
37Nathan HaynesRF5-9 170 L-L 1979-09-07 28Oakland,California MLB1997-20082007-2008Pinole Valley (Pinole,CA)
1997- 1-  32-OAK
 
41Michel HernandezC6-0 211 R-R 1978-08-12 29La Habana,Cuba MLB1998-20122003-2009  
1998-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent  
32Eric HinskeRF-LF6-2 225 L-R 1977-08-05 30Neenah,Wisconsin MLB1996-20132002-2013Menasha (Menasha,WI)Arkansas
1998-17- 496-CHN
Free Agent  
39JP HowellP6-0 180 L-L 1983-04-25 25Modesto,California MLB2002-20182005-2017Jesuit (Carmichael,CA)USC, Texas
2004- 1-  31-KCA
Free Agent  
1Akinori Iwamura2B5-10 176 L-R 1979-02-09 29Ehime,Japan MLB1998-20142007-2010  
2006-   UDFA-TBA
 
36Edwin JacksonP6-3 190 R-R 1983-09-09 24Neu-Ulm,Germany MLB2001-20192003-2019Shaw (Columbus,GA)
2001- 6- 190-LAN
ActiveDetroit Tigers (MLB)
28John JasoC6-2 200 L-R 1983-09-19 24Chula Vista,California MLB2003-20172008-2017McKinleyville (McKinleyville,CA)Southwestern CC
2003-12- 338-TBA
Free Agent  
24Dan Johnson1B6-2 220 L-R 1979-08-10 28Coon Rapids,Minnesota MLB2000-20182005-2015Blaine (Blaine,MN)Nebraska, Iowa Western CC
2001- 7- 221-OAK
Free Agent  
43Elliot JohnsonSS6-0 160 B-R 1984-03-09 24Safford,Arizona MLB2002-20152008-2014Thatcher (Thatcher,AZ)
2002-   UDFA-TBA
Free Agent  
19Scott KazmirP6-1 170 L-L 1984-01-24 24Houston,Texas MLB2002-20172004-2016Cypress Falls (Houston,TX)
2002- 1-  15-NYN
Free Agent  
3Evan Longoria3B6-2 180 R-R 1985-10-07 22Downey,California MLB2004-20192008-2019St. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)Long Beach St, Rio Hondo CC
2006- 1-   3-TBA
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
57Trever MillerP6-4 195 R-L 1973-05-29 35Louisville,Kentucky MLB1991-20111996-2011Trinity (Louisville,KY)
1991- 1-  41-DET
 
30Dioner NavarroC5-10 189 B-R 1984-02-09 24Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20192004-2016  
2000-   UDFA-NYA
MinorsCleveland Indians (AAA)
34Jeff NiemannP6-9 260 R-R 1983-02-28 25Houston,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2012Lamar (Houston,TX)Rice U.
2004- 1-   4-TBA
Free Agent  
23Carlos Pena1B6-2 210 L-L 1978-05-17 30Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1997-20142001-2014Haverhill (Haverhill,MA)Northeastern U.
1998- 1-  10-TEX
Free Agent  
40Troy PercivalP6-3 238 R-R 1969-08-09 38Fontana,California MLB1990-20091995-2009Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley,CA)California-Riverside
1990- 6- 179-CAL
 
38Fernando PerezCF-LF6-1 195 R-R 1983-04-28 25Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB2002-20132008-2009Peddie School (Highstown,NJ)Columbia U.
2004- 7- 195-TBA
 
14David PriceP6-6 215 L-L 1985-08-26 22Nashville,Tennessee MLB2005-20192008-2019Blackman (Murfreesboro,TN)Vanderbilt U.
2007- 1-   1-TBA
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
28Al ReyesP6-1 208 R-R 1970-04-10 38San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1991-20121995-2008  
1988-   UDFA-MON
 
9Shawn RiggansC6-2 190 R-R 1980-07-25 27Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2001-20112006-2009St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Treasure Valley CC, Florida International U.
2000-24- 706-TBA
 
10Justin RuggianoLF-RF6-2 205 R-R 1982-04-12 26Austin,Texas MLB2003-20172007-2017Anderson (Austin,TX)Texas A&M U., Blinn Col
2004-25- 748-LAN
Free Agent  
11Jae-Kuk RyuP6-3 185 R-R 1983-05-30 25Choon Chung Do,Korea MLB2001-20082006-2008  
2001-   UDFA-CHN
 
52Juan SalasP6-2 194 R-R 1978-11-07 29Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1999-20092006-2008  
1998-   UDFA-TBA
 
33James ShieldsP6-3 190 R-R 1981-12-20 26Newhall,California MLB2001-20182006-2018Hart (Newhall,CA)
2000-16- 466-TBA
Free Agent  
21Andy SonnanstineP6-3 185 L-R 1983-03-18 25Barberton,Ohio MLB2003-20112007-2011Wadsworth (Wadsworth,OH)Kent St
2004-13- 375-TBA
 
51Mitch TalbotP6-2 175 R-R 1983-10-17 24Cedar City,Utah MLB2003-20192008-2011Canyon View (Cedar City,UT)
2002- 2-  70-HOU
MinorsCleveland Indians (AAA)
2B.J. UptonCF6-2 170 R-R 1984-08-21 23Norfolk,Virginia MLB2003-20172004-2016Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)
2002- 1-   2-TBA
Free Agent  
35Dan WheelerP6-3 222 R-R 1977-12-10 30Providence,Rhode Island MLB1997-20131999-2012Pilgrim (Warwick,RI)Central Arizona Col
1996-34-1024-TBA
Free Agent  
18Ben ZobristSS6-3 200 B-R 1981-05-26 27Eureka,Illinois MLB2004-20192006-2019Eureka (Eureka,IL)Dallas Baptist U., Olivet Nazarene U.
2004- 6- 184-HOU
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
46 Players