The Rays announced Monday that they’ve named Jorge Moncada their new bullpen coach, replacing the retiring Stan Boroski, who’d spent 11 years as Tampa Bay’s bullpen coach.
Despite being just 38 years of age, Moncada has been with the Rays as a minor league pitching coach or coordinator since 2006. He briefly pitched in the Astros’ system in the early 2000s before taking a position as the bullpen coach with Houston’s affiliate in the Venezuelan Summer League in 2005, Neil Solondz of Rays Radio writes. He was hired by the Rays in 2006 and has since spent seven years as the Rays’ VSL pitching coach, another two as a Class-A pitching coach and, eventually, a seven-year stint as the organization’s minor league pitching coordinator — a role he held until this promotion.
Swapping out Boroski for Moncada is the only coaching change the Rays presently expect to make, tweets Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The rest of Cash’s staff is expected to return for the 2023 season. That said, it’s possible that the Rays’ coaching ranks could be pillaged by other teams if they offer promotions. Bench coach Matt Quatraro has been seen as a manger-in-waiting for years and has already been linked to a few of the several managerial openings around the league, for instance. He’s interviewed for several positions in the past and was a finalist for the Mets’ job last offseason before Buck Showalter ultimately got the nod.