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Charlotte Stone Crabs
Founded in 1980
Port Charlotte, Florida
Based in Port Charlotte since 2009
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Team Logo
Cap Insignia
  • Class A Advanced (1980–present)
Minor league affiliations
Major league affiliations
  • Charlotte Stone Crabs (2009–present)
  • Vero Beach Devil Rays (2007-2008)
  • Vero Beach Dodgers (1980-2006)
Minor league titles
League titles 1983, 1990
Division titles 1983, 1990, 2009
Owner(s)/Operated by: Cal Ripken, Jr., Ripken Baseball
Manager: Jim Morrison
General Manager: Joe Hart

The Charlotte Stone Crabs are a minor league baseball team in the Florida State League based in Port Charlotte, Florida. The team is the Class A Advanced affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays and is owned by Ripken Baseball. Starting with the 2009 Florida State League season, the Stone Crabs will play its home games at Charlotte Sports Park.

The team is named for a type of crustacean called the Florida stone crab, which is indigenous to the Charlotte County region.



The Charlotte Stone Crabs were formerly known as the Vero Beach Dodgers then the Vero Beach Devil Rays. The Vero Beach teams played at Holman Stadium, the former spring training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers. On August 25, 2008, it was announced that the Vero Beach franchise was sold to Ripken Baseball, which resulted in the move to Charlotte County, Florida.

The Stone Crabs play their home games at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Florida, the former spring training home of the Texas Rangers.

On December 20, the team announced that Jim Morrison will return as manager, having managed the Vero Beach team in 2008.

In their first season in Port Charlotte, the Stone Crabs won the FSL South division title but lost the league title to the Tampa Yankees three games to two.


Charlotte Stone Crabs roster
Players Coaches/Other
  • 16 Kevin Boggan
  • 27 Alex Cobb
  • 26 Jesse Darcy
  • 31 Richard De Los Santos
  • 23 Marquis Fleming
  •  9 Brian Flores
  • 15 Justin Garcia
  • 14 Jeremy Hall
  • 20 Austin Hinkle
  • 30 Jake McGee
  • 25 David Newmann
  • 32 Tommy Rafferty
  • 18 Josh Satow
  • 34 Nevin Ashley
  • 28 Michael McCormick
  • 29 Ian Paxton
  • 13 Stephen Vogt †


  • 24 Drew M. Anderson
  • 10 Matthew Hall
  •  7 Omar Luna
  •  3 Shawn O'Malley
  •  8 Gregory Sexton
  • 35 Matthew Sweeney
  •  4 Shawn Williams
  • 39 Henry Wrigley


  • 17 Reid Fronk
  • 19 John Matulia
  • 21 Ryan Royster
  •  5 Emeel Salem


  • 33 Joe Szekely (hitting)
  • 37 Bill Moloney (pitching)

† Disabled list
* On Tampa Bay Rays 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated 2009-09-28


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