ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays will have 22 giveaway items this season, some with their own soundtrack.
Bobbleheads for Charlie Morton (May 9), Willy Adames (May 30), Tyler Glasnow (June 13), Ji-Man Choi (June 27), Blake Snell (July 28) and Austin Meadows (Aug. 29) will come with audio of TV/radio highlights, and form a set.
There is a change in how the Sunday giveaways for kids are being handled.
On seven Sundays, all kids 14 and under will get the items, as has been the practice: Kevin Kiermaier Snapback Hat (March 29), Dry Erase Lineup Card (April 19), Sunglasses (April 26), Sports Bracelet (May 10), Arm Sleeve (May 17), Rays Baseball Cards (August 9), Toy Truck (August 16).
But on five Sundays, the giveaways will be only for members of the Rays Rookies Kids Club: Yandy Díaz Beach Tank (May 31), Raymond & DJ Kitty Headband (June 14), Brandon Lowe Cereal Bowl (June 28), Pennant Notepad (July 12), Ugly Sweater Socks (July 26).
Club membership is free for kids 14 years and under, and includes $2 tickets for select home games, $2 snacks for all home games and access to exclusive Rays events. Signup starts Feb. 8 at RaysBaseball.com/raysrookies.
Two giveaways items will be part of special event nights that require a special ticket: A Yandy Díaz WWE Bobblehead for WWE Night on March 31, and a Star Wars Jedi Jersey for May 16 Star Wars Night.
The Rays will wear Devil Rays throwback jerseys and the blue retro for five Saturday home games: April 25 vs. Royals, June 13 vs. Orioles, July 11 vs. Cardinals, August 8 vs. Red Sox and September 19 vs. Red Sox.
For more information, see raysbaseball.com.