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2009 Tampa Bay RaysSeason Roster
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Chris Richard played for the 2009 Tampa Bay Rays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRays
LocationTampa,Florida
Record84-78 (3rd in American League East)League Rank10thMLB Rank23rd
BallparkTropicana Field
ManagerJoe MaddonGeneral ManagerAndrew Friedman
CoachesScott Cursi (Assistant Coach), Tom Foley (Third Base Coach), Todd Greene (Assistant Coach), Steve Henderson (Hitting Coach), George Hendrick (First Base Coach), Jim Hickey (Pitching Coach), Dave Martinez (Bench Coach), Bobby Ramos (Bullpen Coach), Don Zimmer (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickLeVon Washington (#30)
Payroll$63,313,034 (Rank: 25th)
Attendance1,874,962 (Rank: 23rd)
Minor League AffiliatesDurham Bulls (AAA) 83-61 ... Montgomery Biscuits (AA) 65-74 ... Charlotte Stone Crabs (A+) 71-66 ... Bowling Green Hot Rods (A) 64-74 ... Hudson Valley Renegades (A-) 38-37 ... Gulf Coast Rays (Rk) 19-36 ... Princeton Rays (Rk) 36-31 ...
Years Available1998-2019

Team History -- 2009 Statistics -- 2009 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 2009 Tampa Bay Rays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 2009 baseball season.

2009 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)
49Winston AbreuP6-2 155 R-R 1977-04-05 32Cotui,Dom Rep MLB1994-20172006-2009  
1993-   UDFA-ATL
 
16Willy Aybar1B-2B6-0 175 B-R 1983-03-09 26Bani,Dom Rep MLB2000-20152005-2010  
2000-   UDFA-LAN
 
50Grant BalfourP6-2 170 R-R 1977-12-30 31Sydney,Australia MLB1997-20152001-2015  
1997-   UDFA-MIN
Retired  
8Jason BartlettSS6-2 180 R-R 1979-10-30 29Mountain View,California MLB2000-20142004-2014St. Mary's (Stockton,CA)Oklahoma, San Joaquin Delta Col
2001-13- 390-SDN
Retired  
47Jeff BennettP6-3 194 R-R 1980-06-10 29Donelson,Tennessee MLB1985-20142004-2009Gordonsville (Gordonsville,TN)
1998-19- 568-PIT
Free Agent  
53Chad BradfordP6-5 205 R-R 1974-09-14 34Jackson,Mississippi MLB1996-20091998-2009Byram (Byram,MS)So.Mississippi, Hinds CC
1996-13- 377-CHA
 
15Reid BrignacSS6-3 170 L-R 1986-01-16 23St. Amant,Louisiana MLB2004-20182008-2016St. Amant (St. Amant,LA)
2004- 2-  45-TBA
Free Agent  
5Pat BurrellDH6-4 225 R-R 1976-10-10 32Eureka Springs,Arkansas MLB1996-20112000-2011Bellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)Miami
1998- 1-   1-PHI
 
37Randy ChoateP6-3 180 L-L 1975-09-05 33San Antonio,Texas MLB1995-20162000-2015Churchill (San Antonio,TX)Florida St
1997- 5- 169-NYA
Retired  
31Lance CormierP6-1 190 R-R 1980-08-19 28Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1999-20112004-2011Lafayette (Lafayette,LA)Alabama
2002- 4- 129-ARI
 
13Carl CrawfordLF6-2 219 L-L 1981-08-05 27Houston,Texas MLB1999-20162002-2016Davis (Houston,TX)
1999- 2-  52-TBA
Free Agent  
58Wade DavisP6-5 220 R-R 1985-09-07 23Lake Wales,Florida MLB2004-20192009-2019Lake Wales (Lake Wales,FL)
2004- 3-  75-TBA
ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
11Joe DillonDH6-2 205 R-R 1975-08-02 33Modesto,California MLB1996-20102005-2009Indianola (Indianola,IA)Texas Tech U., Santa Rosa Junior Col
1997- 7- 211-KCA
 
22Matt GarzaP6-3 205 R-R 1983-11-11 25Selma,California MLB2003-20172006-2017Washington Union (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
2005- 1-  25-MIN
Free Agent  
26Gabe GrossRF6-3 205 L-R 1979-10-21 29Baltimore,Maryland MLB1999-20102004-2010Northview (Dothan,AL)Auburn U.
2001- 1-  15-TOR
 
41Michel HernandezC6-0 211 R-R 1978-08-12 30La Habana,Cuba MLB1998-20122003-2009  
1998-   UDFA-NYA
Free Agent  
39JP HowellP6-0 180 L-L 1983-04-25 26Modesto,California MLB2002-20182005-2017Jesuit (Carmichael,CA)USC, Texas
2004- 1-  31-KCA
Free Agent  
44Jason IsringhausenP6-3 210 R-R 1972-09-07 36Brighton,Illinois MLB1991-20121995-2012Southwestern (Piasa,IL)Lewis and Clark CC
1991-44-1157-NYN
Free Agent  
1Akinori Iwamura2B5-10 176 L-R 1979-02-09 30Ehime,Japan MLB1998-20142007-2010  
2006-   UDFA-TBA
 
20Matt JoyceRF-CF6-2 185 L-R 1984-08-03 24Riverview,Florida MLB2003-20192008-2019Armwood (Seffner,FL)Florida So.Col
2005-12- 360-DET
ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
27Gabe KaplerRF6-2 208 R-R 1975-08-31 33Hollywood,California MLB1995-20101998-2010Taft (Woodland Hills,CA)Moorpark Col
1995-57-1488-DET
 
19Scott KazmirP6-1 170 L-L 1984-01-24 25Houston,Texas MLB2002-20172004-2016Cypress Falls (Houston,TX)
2002- 1-  15-NYN
Free Agent  
3Evan Longoria3B6-2 180 R-R 1985-10-07 23Downey,California MLB2004-20192008-2019St. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)Long Beach St, Rio Hondo CC
2006- 1-   3-TBA
ActiveSan Francisco Giants (MLB)
30Dioner NavarroC5-10 189 B-R 1984-02-09 25Caracas,Venezuela MLB2001-20182004-2016  
2000-   UDFA-NYA
DL-7Cleveland Indians (AAA)
46Joe NelsonP6-2 185 R-R 1974-10-25 34Alameda,California MLB1994-20102001-2010St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda,CA)San Francisco, Seminole St
1996- 4- 122-ATL
 
34Jeff NiemannP6-9 260 R-R 1983-02-28 26Houston,Texas MLB2002-20122008-2012Lamar (Houston,TX)Rice U.
2004- 1-   4-TBA
Free Agent  
3Carlos Pena1B6-2 210 L-L 1978-05-17 31Santo 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 39Fontana,California MLB1990-20091995-2009Moreno Valley (Moreno Valley,CA)California-Riverside
1990- 6- 179-CAL
 
38Fernando PerezCF-LF6-1 195 R-R 1983-04-28 26Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB2002-20132008-2009Peddie School (Highstown,NJ)Columbia U.
2004- 7- 195-TBA
 
14David PriceP6-6 215 L-L 1985-08-26 23Nashville,Tennessee MLB2005-20192008-2019Blackman (Murfreesboro,TN)Vanderbilt U.
2007- 1-   1-TBA
ActiveBoston Red Sox (MLB)
32Chris Richard1B6-2 200 L-L 1974-06-07 35San Diego,California MLB1995-20102000-2009University of San Diego (San Diego,CA)Oklahoma St, San Diego City Col, San Diego Mesa Col
1995-19- 519-SLN
 
11Shawn RiggansC6-2 190 R-R 1980-07-25 28Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2001-20112006-2009St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale,FL)Treasure Valley CC, Florida International U.
2000-24- 706-TBA
 
33James ShieldsP6-3 190 R-R 1981-12-20 27Newhall,California MLB2001-20182006-2018Hart (Newhall,CA)
2000-16- 466-TBA
Free Agent  
52Brian ShouseP5-11 180 L-L 1968-09-26 40Effingham,Illinois MLB1989-20101993-2009Effingham (Effingham,IL)Bradley U.
1990-13- 349-PIT
 
21Andy SonnanstineP6-3 185 L-R 1983-03-18 26Barberton,Ohio MLB2003-20112007-2011Wadsworth (Wadsworth,OH)Kent St
2004-13- 375-TBA
 
36Russ SpringerP6-4 220 R-R 1968-11-07 40Alexandria,Louisiana MLB1987-20101992-2010Grant (Dry Prong,LA)Louisiana St
1989- 7- 181-NYA
 
59Dale ThayerP6-0 190 R-R 1980-12-17 28Fountain Valley,California MLB2000-20162009-2015Edison (Huntington Beach,CA)Chico St, Santa Ana Col
1999-47-1404-CHN
Free Agent  
2B.J. UptonCF6-2 170 R-R 1984-08-21 24Norfolk,Virginia MLB2003-20172004-2016Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)
2002- 1-   2-TBA
Free Agent  
35Dan WheelerP6-3 222 R-R 1977-12-10 31Providence,Rhode Island MLB1997-20131999-2012Pilgrim (Warwick,RI)Central Arizona Col
1996-34-1024-TBA
Free Agent  
9Gregg ZaunC5-10 190 B-R 1971-04-14 38Glendale,California MLB1990-20101995-2010St. Francis (La Canada,CA)
1989-17- 427-BAL
 
18Ben Zobrist2B-RF6-3 200 B-R 1981-05-26 28Eureka,Illinois MLB2004-20192006-2019Eureka (Eureka,IL)Dallas Baptist U., Olivet Nazarene U.
2004- 6- 184-HOU
ActiveChicago Cubs (MLB)
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