This list of MLB players from Tampa includes Rays Manager, Kevin Cash.

The 2023 Major League Baseball season is officially one week away. Next Thursday, the Tampa Bay Rays will host the Detroit Tigers at Tropicana Field. Of course, not all Major League Baseball players from Tampa Bay play for the Rays. According to baseball almanac, there sixteen currently active MLB players from Tampa Bay.

Manager Kevin Cash starts his 9th season as the manager of the Rays. Cash is a hometown guy. Hailing from Tampa Bay, Cash was part of a local team that made it to the 1989 Little League World Series. He then went north to play for Florida State University better getting into the Toronto Blue Jays system as a catcher. Cash’s first stint back in Tampa came when he was traded to the Rays in 2005. His second round with his hometown club came when he was hired to be the manager in December of 2014. At the time, Cash was the youngest manager in MLB, solidifying his presence in the Tampa baseball once again.

In fact, the region has a deep history with breeding major league ballplayers. The roster of MLB players from Tampa is quite impressive.

Here is a look at some of the most recognizable names that came from the Tampa, FL area.

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