Rays coaches get 2-year deals, some changes in minors
The complete Rays coaching staff is set to return with new two-year contracts, the Times has learned.
That puts all the coaches in line with manager Joe Maddon, who also is signed through 2015.
The staff is expected to have the same duties, though there has been no annnouncement from the team: Dave Martinez, bench; Jim Hickey, pitching; Derek Shelton, hitting; Tom Foley, third base; George Hendrick, first base; Stan Boroski, bullpen; Jamie Nelson, assistant hitting/catching.
The Rays did make a change on the minor-league level, as hitting coordinator Matt Quatraro is getting a major-league job with the Indians as assistant hitting coach. To replace him, the Rays are set to hire Chad Mottola, who had been the Blue Jays hitting coach but did not have his contract renewed.
Quatraro, 38, spent four seasons as a coordinator for the Rays after four as a minor-league manager. He was a 1996 draft pick by the Rays and became the first of their players to join the coaching staff.