The Rays' minor league staffs include two new hires.
Chad Mottola is the new roving minor league hitting instructor, replacing Matt Quatraro, who joined the Cleveland major league coaching staff. Mottola was Toronto's hitting coach last year and the Blue Jays' hitting coach at Triple-A Las Vegas the previous two seasons.
Tim Parenton will manage short-season Hudson Valley. He was most recently an assistant for four years at the University of North Florida, though he also has stops at Mississippi State (1996-97) and Samford (1998-2004).
Kyle Snyder, the pitching coach at high-Class A Charlotte last year, has been promoted to a roving pitching instructor.
TAMPA BAY'S MINOR-LEAGUE STAFFS
Durham -- Charlie Montoyo, Dave Myers, Neil Allen
Montgomery -- Brady Williams, Ozzie Timmons, R.C. Lichtenstein
Charlotte -- Jared Sandberg, Joe Szekely, Steve Watson
Bowling Green -- Michael Johns, Dan DeMent, Bill Moloney
Hudson Valley -- Tim Parenton, Jorge Moncada, Manny Castillo
Princeton -- Danny Sheaffer, Jose Gonzalez, Reinaldo Ruiz
GCL -- Jim Morrison, Marty DeMerritt, Wuamner Rincones, Hector Torres
Field -- Jim Hoff, Bill Evers
Pitching -- Dick Bosman, Dewey Robinson, Kyle Snyder
Hitting -- Steve Livesey, Chad Mottola
Catching -- Paul Hoover
Outfield/baserunning -- Skeeter Barnes
Medical training -- Joe Benge
Rehabilitation -- Joel Smith
Latin American medical -- Chris Tomashoff
Latin America cultural liaison -- Jairo De La Rosa
Strength and conditioning -- Trung Cao
Assistant strength and conditioning -- Ryan Thomas
Equipment manager -- Tim McKechney
Assistant equipment manager -- Shane Rossetti
Durham -- Mike Sandoval
Montgomery -- Kris Russell
Charlotte -- Scott Thurston
Bowling Green -- Nick Flynn
Hudson Valley -- Brian Newman
Princeton -- James Ramsdell
GCL -- Jeremy Spencer
Durham strength and conditioning -- Bryan King (no other strength coaches named)