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Meet the Rays coaching staff

Joe Maddon (No. 70) Manager

Age: 56

Born/lives: Hazleton, Pa./Tampa

Playing career: Played three seasons as Class A catcher.

Coaching career: Spent 31 years in the Angels organization, was bench coach for most of the previous 10 before coming to Tampa Bay for 2006 season.

Managing career: Won 2008 AL manager of the year award. Fifth season with Rays, 308-340.

Tom Foley (No. 6) Third base

Age: 50

Born/lives: Columbus, Ga./Palm Harbor

Playing career: Spent 13 years in the majors, primarily as a shortstop.

Coaching career: 15th season with Rays, ninth as third-base coach. Has served as major-league coach, minor-league manager, field coordinator and director of minor-league operations.

George Hendrick (No. 25) First base

Age: 60

Born/lives: Los Angeles/Las Vegas

Playing career: Four-time All-Star, 18 seasons in the majors.

Coaching career: Fifth year as first-base coach. Dodgers minor-league hitting coordinator for a season, Triple-A hitting coach for two. Angels first-base coach in '98-99 alongside Maddon.

Jim Hickey (No. 48) Pitching

Age: 48

Born/lives: Chicago/St. Cloud

Playing career: Eight seasons in minors; 36-30, 4.26 ERA.

Coaching career: Fourth season with Rays; 16 years in Astros organization, including 21/2 as major-league pitching coach, seven at Triple-A New Orleans.

Dave Martinez (No. 4) Bench

Age: 45

Born/lives: Brooklyn, N.Y./ Safety Harbor

Playing career: Spent 17 seasons as big-league outfielder, including 1998-2000 with Rays.

Coaching career: Third season as full-time coach, did spring training work previous two years.

Bobby Ramos (No. 7) Bullpen

Age: 54

Born/lives: Calabazar de Sagua, Cuba/Miami

Playing career: Parts of five seasons in majors as catcher.

Coaching career: Rejoined Rays in 2006 after six years as Angels' roving catching instructor. Managed GCL Rays in '97-98, Princeton Rays in 1999. Bullpen coach for Angels from 2000-02.

Derek Shelton (No. 17) Hitting

Age: 39

Born/lives: Carbondale, Ill. /Tampa

Playing career: Played two seasons in Yankees minor-league system as a catcher.

Coaching career: Joins Rays after five seasons as Indians hitting coach, worked previously in minors for Indians and Yankees.

Also in uniform

Stan Boroski (No. 46) Assistant to the pitching coach

Info: Joins Rays after 18 seasons with Astros as minor-league coach and scout. … Played six seasons in minors.

Don Zimmer (No. 62) Senior adviser

Info: Seventh year with Rays. … Managed Padres, Red Sox, Rangers, Cubs; coached for Expos, Giants, Rockies, Yankees. … Played 12 seasons in big leagues, most with Dodgers.

Meet the Rays coaching staff 04/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 2, 2010 3:22pm]
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