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Rays minor-league staffs set



The departure of manager Billy Gardner Jr. from Double-A Montgomery (for Washington's Triple-A job) resulted in an extensive shuffle of the Rays minor-league staff, as there will be new managers at four of the seven affiliates (including three of the four full-season teams).

The new hire is Tim Parenton, who will take at short-season Class A Hudson Valley. Parenton does not have any previous pro coaching experience. He most recently was an assistant coach at the University of North Florida, having previously coached at Old Dominion, Mississippi State, Samford, Florida and Jesuit (La.) High School.

Also, the Rays hired Chad Mottola, who was Toronto's big-league hitting coach last year, as a hitting coordinator to replace Matt Quartraro, who got a big-league job with the Indians, and promoted Kyle Snyder to be a third pitching coordinator, joining Dick Bosman and Dewey Robinson.

Here is a listing of the complete staff (new hires in bold italics and new assignments in italics):

Durham Bulls (AAA)
Manager: Charlie Montoyo   
Pitching Coach:    Neil Allen
Coach: Dave Myers
Athletic Trainer: Mike Sandoval
Cond. Coach: Bryan King   

Montgomery Biscuits (AA)

Manager: Brady Williams
Pitching Coach: R.C. Lichtenstein
Coach: Ozzie Timmons
Athletic Trainer: Kris Russell

Charlotte Stone Crabs (A)
Manager: Jared Sandberg   
Pitching Coach: Steve Watson
Coach: Joe Szekely   
Athletic Trainer: Scott Thurston   

Bowling Green Hot Rods (A)
Manager: Michael Johns
Pitching Coach: Bill Moloney
Coach: Dan DeMent       
Athletic Trainer: Nick Flynn

Hudson Valley Renegades (Short-A)

Manager: Tim Parenton
Pitching Coach: Jorge Moncada
Coach: Manny Castillo   
Athletic Trainer: Brian Newman

Princeton Rays (Rookie)
Manager: Danny Sheaffer
Pitching Coach: Jose Gonzalez
Coach: Reinaldo Ruiz   
Athletic Trainer: James Ramsdell

GCL Rays (Rookie)
Manager: Jim Morrison
Pitching Coach: Marty DeMerritt
Coach: Wuarnner Rincones
Coach: Hector Torres
Athletic Trainer: Jeremy Spencer

Minor League Coordinators
Field Coordinators:  Jim Hoff, Bill Evers
Pitching Coordinators; Dick Bosman, Dewey Robinson, Kyle Snyder
Hitting Coordinators: Steve Livesey, Chad Mottola
Catching Coordinator: Paul Hoover
Outfield/Baserunning Coordinator: Skeeter Barnes
Medical Training Coordinator: Joe Benge
Rehabilitation Coordinator: Joel Smith
Latin America Medical Coordinator: Chris Tomashoff
Latin America Cultural Liaison: Jairo De La Rosa
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Trung Cao
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator: Ryan Thomas
Equipment Manager: Tim McKechney
Assistant Equipment Manager: Shane Rossetti


[Last modified: Monday, January 27, 2014 2:01pm]


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