Pat Burrell briefly joined the Stone Crabs in May 2009 for a major league rehab assignment while on the 15-day disabled list for a neck strain. He appeared in just one game with the Stone Crabs, going 0 for 4 with 2 strikeouts before being sent back to Tampa Bay.
Burrell was originally drafted in the first round of the 1998 Draft by the Philadelphia Philles. He spent 10 years with the Phillies organization before joining the Rays in at the end of the 2008 season. He was designated for assignment in 2010 then was claimed of waivers by the San Francisco Giants.