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Rays name minor league staffs



The Rays named their minor league on-field staffs and coordinators for the 2008 season today. There aren’t many new faces in the minor league system, but former Rays third baseman Jared Sandberg will join the organization and serve as a coach for the Rays' short-season Class A team  in Hudson Valley as part of a new staff there.

Matt Quatraro, who spent the past two seasons managing Hudson Valley and was the first Rays minor leaguer to join the organization’s coaching ranks in 2004, will manage Class A Columbus. Tampa native and former Rays outfielder Ozzie Timmons, who coached at Hudson Valley last season, will join Quatraro in Columbus.

Joe Alvarez, formerly a hitting coach in the Phillies organization, will be the new manager at Hudson Valley.

Joe Morrison, who managed Columbusto a South Atlantic League title, will manager the Rays’ high-Class A entry in Vero Beachand Joe Szekely, who managed Vero last season, will manager the Rays’ rookie league team in Princeton, W.V.

Here are the staffs and coordinators for next season:

Minor League Coordinators

Field Coordinator: Jim Hoff

Pitching Coordinator: Dick Bosman

Hitting Coordinator: Steve Livesey

Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Skeeter Barnes

Catching Coordinator: Jamie Nelson

Rehabilitation and Athletic Training Coordinator: Nick Paparesta

Assistant Athletic Training Coordinator: Chris Tomashoff

Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Trung Cao

Equipment Manager: Tim McKechney


Bulls (Triple-A)

Manager Charlie Montoyo

Pitching Coach Xavier Hernandez

Coach Gary Gaetti

Trainer Mark Vinson


Biscuits (Double-A)

Manager Billy Gardner, Jr.

Pitching Coach Neil Allen

Coach Ben Oglivie

Trainer Jimmy Southard

Vero Beach

Devil Rays (High Class A)

Manager Jim Morrison

Pitching Coach R.C. Lichtenstein

Coach Brady Williams

Trainer Joel Smith


Catfish (Low Class A)

Manager Matt Quatraro

Pitching Coach Bill Moloney

Coach Ozzie Timmons

Trainer Nick Medina




Renegades (Short Season Class A)

Manager Joe Alvarez

Pitching Coach Rafael Montalvo

Coach Jared Sandberg

Coach Michael Johns

Trainer Jeff Dill


Devil Rays (Rookie)

Manager Joe Szekely

Pitching Coach Marty DeMerritt

Coach Rafael Deleon

Coach Hector Torres

Trainer TBD

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:33am]


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