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Tampa Bay Rays release 2018 uniform numbers

Number 3, unsurprisingly, is not being used.

MLB: FEB 27 Spring Training - Rays at Phillies Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Rays are inviting 65 players to spring training, with two days left until workouts begin for pitchers and catchers. You can find the full list of uniformed members at the end of the article.

In addition to the numbers released, Tom Foley retains his No. 6 uniform, as he will continue as a roving instructor throughout the Spring.

Numbers not being worn include 1 (formerly Tim Beckham), 3 (Evan Longoria), and 8 or 9 (perhaps Jake Bauers can wear one of these if he makes the roster out of Spring... more on that below).

Retired Rays jersey numbers are No. 12 (Wade Boggs) and No. 66 (Don Zimmer).

Notable prospect jersey numbers

Brent Honeywell - 59

Honeywell picks up the No. 59 this season from relief flamethrower Ryne Stanek, who switches to his college No. 55 for 2018. This number for Honeywell has an interesting history of being worn by players either transitioning to their preferred number (Curt Casali, Jose Lobaton, Jose Bautista, Jorge Cantu) but more recently it was a parade of relievers trying to find their way (Ryne Stanek, Justin Marks, Eddie Gamboa, Andrew Bellatti, Everett Teaford). Honeywell will be sure to give the number some stability, if he keeps it. Given his swagger, he could also opt for the No. 1 and no one would complain. Honeywell wore the No. 21 in Triple-A last season.

Willy Adames - 27

The Rays’ top position prospect will enter camp wearing Mike Trout’s famed No. 27, which has not been worn since Mikie Mahtook graced the Rays bench. Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings wore the No. 27 in his introductory year in 2010 before changing to the No. 8. Adames also wore the No. 27 in Triple-A last season.

Christian Arroyo - 21

Arroyo, who wore the No. 22 in his promotion to the Giants roster in 2017, will adjust one digit lower to the number most recently worn by Lucas Duda, who the Rays acquired mid-season from the Mets in their playoff push. Duda is now a free agent.

Jake Bauers - 70

Bauers is as likely to join the Rays in 2018 as the four players listed above; however, he has not chosen what appears to be a “major league number,” instead opting for his number from last Spring. He has typically worn the No. 21 in the minors, but changed to the No. 11, the same number that is in his twitter handle, in Triple-A. That number is currently worn by starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who is in the last year of his contract with the Rays.

Full List

The full list of 65 players as of February 11, as well as coaches, is as follows (* indicates non-roster invite):

Pitchers (35)

78 Ruben Alaniz*

46 Jose Alvarado (L)

35 Matt Andriese

22 Chris Archer

83 Kyle Bird* (L)

63 Diego Castillo

64 Yonny Chirinos

37 Alex Colome

87 Jose De Leon

24 Nathan Eovaldi

34 Jake Faria

67 Edwin Fierro*

72 Ian Gibaut*

62 Cody Hall*

59 Brent Honeywell

58 Chih-Wei Hu

43 Dan Jennings (L)

36 Andrew Kittredge

56 Adam Kolarek* (L)

65 Jose Mujica

60 Colton Murray*

38 Vidal Nuno* (L)

23 Jake Odorizzi

50 Austin Pruitt

52 Chaz Roe

47 Dan Runzler* (L)

57 Jaime Schultz

54 Evan Scribner*

4 Blake Snell (L)

68 Forrest Snow*

55 Ryne Stanek

49 Jonny Venters* (L)

69 Ryan Weber*

61 Hunter Wood

48 Ryan Yarbrough (L)

Catchers (7)

84 Xorge Carillo*

72 Nick Ciuffo*

46 Johnny Monell*

31 Adam Moore*

40 Wilson Ramos

45 Jesus Sucre

80 Brett Sullivan*

Infielders (14)

27 Willy Adames

21 Christian Arroyo

70 Jake Bauers

81 Jake Cronenworth*

5 Matt Duffy

11 Adeiny Hechavarria

7 Micah Johnson

82 Grant Kay*

13 Brad Miller

28 Daniel Robertson

14 Ryan Schimpf

29 Brandon Snyder*

18 Joey Wendle

73 Kean Wong*

Outfielders (9)

17 Jason Coats*

10 Corey Dickerson

74 Johnny Field*

39 Kevin Kiermaier

75 Joe McCarthy*

0 Mallex Smith

20 Steven Souza Jr.

2 Denard Span

71 Justin Williams


16 Kevin Cash, manager

15 Rocco Baldelli, field

41 Stan Boroski, bullpen

6 Tom Foley, special assistant

25 Charlie Montoyo, bench coach

51 Chad Mottola, hitting

33 Matt Quatraro, third

44 Kyle Snyder, pitching

30 Ozzie Timmons, first