The Devil Rays have one coaching position to fill and may have another.
Tampa Bay announced today that bench coach Bill Evers' contract won't be renewed, while no decision has been made on pitching coach Jim Hickey. Third-base coach Tom Foley, hitting coach Steve Henderson, first-base coach George Hendrick and bullpen coach Bobby Ramos are expected to return.
Evers, 53, was hired by the Rays on Oct. 16, 1995, and has been in a Tampa Bay uniform longer than anyone else. He was the manager at Class AAA Durham from 1998-2005 and has been in pro ball as a player, coach or manager since 1976.
I have a feeling Hickey will be seeing Tampa Bay in his rear view mirror. The bullpen was horrendous all year, and he didn't do a darn thing to improve Jackson all year either. Bye bye.
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