October 28 in Tampa Bay baseball:
- Tampa Bay named Lou Piniella as their new Major League manager.
- Outfielder Randy Winn was traded to Seattle in exchange for minor league infielder Antonio Perez, part of a compensation package the Mariners received for allowing Piniella out of his contract early.
- "Roster >> Transactions: October 2002". RaysBaseball.com. MLB Advance Media. http://tampabay.rays.mlb.com/team/transactions.jsp?c_id=tb#month=10&year=2002&team_id=139. Retrieved October 24, 2012.