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30 Days Until Spring Training Begins

The first Rays All-Star, Dioner Navarro play hero, and Erasmo’s near no-no

Tampa Bay Devil Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Another week is gone as Spring Training inches closer, now just 30 days away until pitchers and catcher report to Port Charlotte.

To commemorate the date, here’s a list of players who have worn the #30 for the Rays.

Rolando Arrojo (1998), Scott Aldred (1999), Jose Guillen (1999-2001), Brandon Backe (2003), Mark Hendrickson (2004-2006), Dioner Navarro (2006-2010), Brandon Guyer (2011), Luke Scott (2012-2013), Vince Belnome (2014), and Erasmo Ramirez (2015-2016).

Some memorable moments to come for these players with these numbers

Rolando Arrojo becoming the first Rays player to ever play in the All-Star game

Dioner Navarro, the unsung hero of the Dan Johnson game, provided the hit that ultimately won the Rays the game

Erasmo Ramirez nearly no-hit the New York Yankees in 2015

The best and worst age 30 seasons in Rays history

Ben Zobrist put up 6.3 fWAR, while Robert Fick provided -1.0 fWAR

The number 30 in Rays statistics

This past season, Brad Miller brokeout and became a force to reckoned with in the middle of the Rays lineup as he blasted 30 HR, while he also slashed .243/.304/.482, good for 111 wRC+ and he also accrued a total of 2.0 fWAR over 152 games played.

Thanks for following along, check back on Monday as we countdown the days until Spring Training begins!