The Rays announced today that they have hired Rodney Linares as their third-base coach. He’ll step in for Matt Quatraro, who slid over to bench coach when Charlie Montoyo left to become the new Blue Jays manager.
With the move, Linares will conclude a lengthy tenure with the Astros organization. Long a presence in the Houston organization’s minor-league system, he functioned as the Triple-A skipper in 2018 but has not yet served on a MLB staff.
It appears that Linares will still be accompanied by one other new addition to the staff of skipper Kevin Cash. With Rocco Baldelli also departing to take the helm of a new club, in his case the Twins, there’s still another opening.