December 6 in Tampa Bay baseball:
- Tampa Bay Devil Rays regular season individual game tickets went on sale. Opening Day sold out in 17 minutes.
- Pitcher Tim Lahey was selected from Minnesota in the rule 5 draft, and traded to Chicago (NL) in exchange for cash.
- Infielder James Loney was signed to a Major League contract.
- Pitchers Kyle Lobstein (MLB phase by New York (NL)), Braulio Lara (MLB phase by Miami), and Scott Shuman (Triple-A phase by San Francisco) were lost in the rule 5 draft.
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- Vaughn, Rick; Costello, Chris; Molina, Carmen et al., eds (2008). 2008 Tampa Bay Rays Media Guide. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Rays Communications Department. p. 405.
- "Roster >> Transactions: December 2011". RaysBaseball.com. MLB Advance Media. http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=tb#month=12&year=2011&team_id=139. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
- "Roster >> Transactions: December 2012". RaysBaseball.com. MLB Advance Media. http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=tb#month=12&year=2012&team_id=139. Retrieved February 4, 2013.
- "2012 Rule 5 Draft". MLB.com. MLB Advanced Media. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/minorleagues/rule_5.jsp?season=2012. Retrieved February 21, 2013.