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21 Days Until Spring Training Begins

The ping-pong extraordinaire had some nice Rays moments

Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox, Game 4 Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

We are now just three weeks away from the day that Rays pitchers and catcher officially have to report to Port Charlotte and the anticipation is building.

To commemorate the date, here are all of the players to have worn the #21 for the Rays.

Bubba Trammell (1998-2000), Aubrey Huff (2000), Josh Phelps (2005), Ty Wigginton (2006-2007), Andy Sonnanstine (2008-2011), Jose Lobaton (2012), Jame Loney (2013-2015), and Bobby Wilson (2016).

Some memorable moments from these players in these uniforms

Joe Maddon’s mental lapse that placed Andy Sonnanstine in Evan Longoria’s spot in the lineup

That was Sonnanstine’s best performance at the plate, here’s his best performance from the mound

Some highlights from James Loney’s best year with the Rays

Best and Worst Age 21 Seasons in Rays History


Carl Crawford - 2003

.281/.309/.362 with 5 HR, 55 SB, 76 wRC+, and 1.9 fWAR over 151 games


B.J. Upton - 2006

.246/.302/.291 with 1 HR, 11 SB, 58 wRC+, and -0.4 fWAR over 50 games

21 in Rays Statistics

Four Rays players have totaled exactly 21 HR in a season, starting with Gerald Williams (2000), Jose Cruz Jr (2004), Jonny Gomes (2005), and Evan Longoria (2015)


Check back tomorrow as the countdown continues!