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36 Days Until Spring Training Begins

Edwin Jackson dominates, Richie Shaffer celebrates, Evan Longoria obliterates

Kansas City Royals  v Tampa Bay Devil Rays

There are 36 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, signifying that baseball is back!

To commemorate the day, here’s a list of players who wore the #36 for the Rays

Terrell Wade and Matt Ruebel (1998), Mark Guthrie (2000), Tony Fiore (2000-2001), Luis de los Santos (2002), Jorge Sosa (2004), Tim Laker (2005), Edwin Jackson (2006-2008), Russ Springer (2009), Randy Choate (2009-2010), Adam Russell (2011), Brooks Conrad (2012), Marc Krauss (2015), and Richie Shaffer (2015-2016).

Some memorable moments to come for the Rays while these guys donned these uniforms

Edwin Jackson putting the Rays one win away from the World Series

Richie Shaffer’s first career home run and excellent celebration to follow it up

The number 36 in Rays statistics, it’s the same number of times that Evan Longoria left the yard in 2016, a career high for the Rays longtime third baseman as managed to show he still has plenty left in the tank slashing .273/.318/.521 over 160 games with those 36 HR, good for a 123 wRC+ and a total of 4.5 fWAR, his highest total since the 2013 season.

Check back tomorrow as we continue to countdown the days until the start of spring training!