ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays will wear a new light blue alternate jersey for Sunday home games during the 2010 season. Officially released Wednesday morning, it will debut on April 11, when the Yankees visit Tropicana Field.
Starting Wednesday, fans may order the Rays' new alternate jersey via raysbaseball.com and raysbeisbol.com, at the Rays Pro Shop and Ticket Outlet located at 400 N. Tampa Street, the Rays Team Store at Tropicana Field and at Champs Sports stores. Fans may also purchase the new jersey at the Rays' 2010 Fan Fest this Saturday at Tropicana Field.
James Shields, Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann and Kelly Shoppach will visit two area Champs Sports stores Wednesday night to introduce the Rays' new look.
Shields and Davis will be at the Champs Sports store at International Plaza in Tampa from 7-8 p.m. ET, while Niemann and Shoppach will be at the Champ Sports store at the Tyrone Mall in St. Petersburg at the same time.
Tampa Bay will now be one of 16 teams with four jerseys. In addition to the traditional home whites and road grays, the Rays will continue to wear a navy blue alternate for selected home and road day games.
Manufactured by Majestic Athletic, the new alternate jersey is a Columbia blue button-down with navy blue RAYS outlined in white trim across the chest and featuring the Rays sunburst. The sunburst is slightly larger than the one on the home and road jerseys. Navy trim surrounds the sleeves and collar, extending down the front of the jersey. The player's name is featured on the back in white outlined in navy. The player's number is navy outlined in white.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.