Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Full Rays minor-league coaching roster

Here's the full stateside roster of coaches for the Tampa Bay minor-league system:

Durham -- manager Charlie Montoyo, pitching coach Xavier Hernandez, hitting coach Dave Myers, trainer Rodger Fleming
Charlotte -- Jim Morrison, Neil Allen, Joe Szekely, Chris Tomashoff
Bowling Green -- Brady Williams, R.C. Lichtenstein, Manny Castillo, Scott Thurston
Hudson Valley -- Jared Sandberg, Jack Giese, Reinaldo Ruiz, Andrew Hauser
Princeton -- Michael Johns, Marty DeMerritt, Wuarnner Rincones, Nick Medina
GCL Rays -- Joe Alvarez, Darwin Peguero, Dan DeMent, second coach Hector Torres, Jorge Vargas

Jack Giese is a first-year pro coach after spending the last two years as the pitching coach at Howard College in Texas. Wuarnner Rincones was with Tampa Bay's team in the Venezuelan Summer League the last three seasons, including 2009 as manager. All the others were already with U.S.-based teams in Tampa Bay's system.

The Rays are doubling-up on many of their coordinator positions, too.

Field coordinators -- Jim Hoff, Bill Evers
Pitching -- Dick Bosman, Dewey Robinson
Hitting -- Steve Livesey, Matt Quatraro
Outfield/baserunning -- Skeeter Barnes, by himself
Catching -- Jamie Nelson, by himself

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