February 15 in Tampa Bay baseball:
- Tampa Bay's first major league spring training opens with 51 players (41 of them pitchers).
- Tampa Bay and manager Joe Maddon agreed to a 3-year contract extension to keep Maddon with the Rays through the 2015 season.
- 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. 369.
- Chastain, Bill (February 15, 2012). "Rays ink Maddon to three-year extension". mlb.com. MLB Advanced Media. http://mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120214&content_id=26683684. Retrieved March 13, 2012.