Minor-league staffs, new TV host
A couple of quick mid-day notes:
Word on the Rays minor-league assignments is coming out today.
With Billy Gardner Jr. leaving AA Montgomery (for Washington's Triple-A gig), there are a series of changes. Brady Williams moves up from Charlotte to manage Montgomery, Jared Sandberg from Bowling Green to Charlotte and Michael Johns from Hudson Valley to Bowling Green. The new hire is Tim Parenton, who will manage Hudson Valley. The Triple-A staff led by Charlie Montoyo returns intact.
As previously reported, Chad Mottola was hired as a hitting coordinator, replacing Matt Quatraro, who went to the Indians.
Also, Rich Hollenberg was officially named to replace Barry LeBrock as the pre- and post-game TV host for road games.