Tampa Bay Rays hire Matt Quatraro as 3rd base coach

Matt Quatraro is the new third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays (Darron Cummings/AP)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Matt Quatraro is the new third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays.

The team announced the addition to manager Kevin Cash’s staff on Tuesday.

Quatraro takes over the job held the past three seasons by Charlie Montoyo, who recently was promoted to bench coach.

Quatraro is a former player, coach and manager in the Rays’ minor league system. He spent the past four seasons working for the Cleveland Indians as major league assistant hitting coach.

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