70 • Manager
Born/lives: Hazleton, Pa./
Playing career: Played three seasons at Class A.
Coaching career: Spent 31 years in the Angels organization and was bench coach for most of the past 10 before arriving in Tampa Bay for 2006 season.
Managing career: Third season with Rays, 127-197 thus far.
72 • Quality assurance
Born/lives: Indianapolis/Bloomington, Ind.
Playing career: Played nine seasons in majors as utility infielder.
Coaching career: First year with Rays; spent past four as minor-league manager with Indians and Astros.
6 • Third-base
Born/lives: Columbus, Ga./Palm Harbor
Playing career: Spent 13 years in the majors, primarily as a SS.
Coaching career: 13th season with Rays, seventh as third-base coach. Has served as major-league coach, minor-league manager, field coordinator and director of minor-league operations.
55 • Hitting
Playing career: Played 12 seasons in majors, batting .290 or better six times.
Coaching career: Third straight season as hitting coach, fourth overall ('98); 12th in organization, previously as minor-league hitting coordinator.
25 • First-base
Born/lives: Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Playing career: Four-time All-Star, 18 seasons in the majors.
Coaching career: Third 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 and '99 alongside Maddon.
48 • Pitching
Born/lives: Chicago/St. Cloud
Playing career: Eight seasons in minors.
Coaching career: Second season with Rays; 16 years in Astros organization, including 21/2 as major-league pitching coach, seven at Triple-A New Orleans.
4 • Bench
Born/lives: Brooklyn, N.Y./Safety Harbor
Playing career: Spent 17 seasons as big-league outfielder, including 1998-2000 with Rays.
Coaching career: First full-time gig, did spring training work previous two years.
7 • Bullpen
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 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: Kevin Barr, strength and conditioning coordinator; Scott Cursi, bullpen catcher; Chris Fernandez, video coordinator; Paul Harker, assistant trainer; Fred McGriff, special adviser; Nick Paparesta, assistant trainer; Ron Porterfield, head athletic trainer; Chris Westmoreland, equipment/home clubhouse manager; Don Zimmer, senior baseball adviser
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