Joe Maddon • 70 Manager
Age: 55Born/lives: Hazleton, Pa./Brea, Calif.
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. Fourth season with Rays, 224-262.
Tom Foley • 6 Third-base
Age: 49Born/lives: Columbus, Ga./Palm Harbor
Playing career: Spent 13 years in the majors, primarily as a SS.
Coaching career: 14th season with Rays, eighth as third-base coach. Has served as major-league coach, minor-league manager, field coordinator and director of minor-league operations.
Todd Greene • 24 Quality assurance
Age: 37Born/lives: Augusta, Ga./Alpharetta, Ga.
Playing career: Played 11 seasons primarily as catcher, was with Angels (when Maddon was a coach), Jays, Yankees, Rangers, Rockies, Giants.
Coaching career: First season, was scout for Padres in 2008.
Steve Henderson • 55 Hitting
Age: 56Born/lives: Houston/Tampa
Playing career: Played 12 seasons in majors, batting .290 or better six times.
Coaching career: Fourth consecutive season as hitting coach, fifth overall ('98); 13th in organization, previously as minor-league hitting coordinator.
George Hendrick • 25 First-base
Age: 59Born/lives: Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Playing career: Four-time All-Star, 18 seasons in the majors.
Coaching career: Fourth 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 • 48 Pitching
Age: 47Born/lives: Chicago/St. Cloud
Playing career: Eight seasons in minors; 36-30, 4.26
Coaching career: Third season with Rays; 16 years in Astros organization, including 2½ as major-league pitching coach, seven at Triple-A New Orleans.
Dave Martinez • 4 Bench
Age: 44Born/lives: Brooklyn, N.Y./Safety Harbor
Playing career: Spent 17 seasons as big-league outfielder, including 1998-2000 with Rays.
Coaching career: Second season as full-time coach, did spring training work previous two years.
Bobby Ramos • 7 Bullpen
Age: 53Born/lives: Calabazar de Sagua, Cuba/Miami
Playing career: Parts of five seasons in majors as catcher.
Coaching career: Rejoined Rays in 2006 after six as Angels roving catching instructor. Managed GCL Rays in '97-98, Princeton Rays in 1999. Bullpen coach for Angels from 2000-02.
OTHER KEY STAFFERS: Brian Anderson, assistant to the pitching coach; Scott Cursi, bullpen catcher; Chris Fernandez, video coordinator; Fred McGriff, special adviser; Chris Westmoreland, equipment/home clubhouse manager; Don Zimmer, senior baseball adviser
TRAINING STAFF: Kevin Barr, strength and conditioning coordinator; Paul Harker, assistant trainer; Nick Paparesta, assistant trainer; Ron Porterfield, head athletic trainer.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
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