It’s early yet, only nine games into the season. No reason to be alarmed, or even concerned. But, have you seen the Tampa Bay Rays’ offense lately?


Has anyone?


The Rays, who continue a 10-game road trip Friday with the first of four games against the Boston Red Sox, are at or near the bottom of the American League in nearly every offensive category.


The team batting average is .227, second-to-last in the American League. The Rays’ slugging percentage of .316 is last. They are last in total bases (89) and second-to-last in home runs (four). Only two AL teams began play Thursday with a lower on-base percentage than the Rays’ .302.


On Wednesday, the Rays snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win at Texas, with one run scoring on a fielder’s choice and the other on a sacrifice fly.


A little more than a week into the season is too small a sample to predict trends, but given the Rays’ offensive woes last season (a franchise-low .240 batting average), there are more than a few heads shaking among the Rays faithful.


“It’s such a small sample of games. It’s nothing that’s worrying me right now,” hitting coach Derek Shelton said before Wednesday’s win. “I think we’re going to be fine.”


Manager Joe Maddon echoed those words.


“There’s a lot of good at-bats. Things are just not falling for us yet,” Maddon said. “As long as we as a coaching staff indicate, demonstrate confidence in our players, things are going to come through.”


Ben Zobrist (.364) and Evan Longoria (.345) are the only two regulars hitting above .250. They have combined for 22 of the team’s 64 hits, or 34 percent.


Longoria has 10 hits this season and, incredibly, all of them are singles, though he would have had a double had he not been called out for running past Zobrist on the bases during the third game of the season. He is the only player in the major leagues with at least 10 hits without one being an extra-base hit. This is the deepest he’s gone into a season without a home run.


“I just think they’re not giving him pitches to hit for power with,” Maddon said. “I think that’s part of the issue. His swing is outstanding. He’s probably fouled back his pitch a couple of times.”