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Rays coach joins growing list of candidates for Giants managerial opening [report]

© Troy Taormina | 2018 Jun 18

Another day, another managerial candidate linked to the Giants.

The rumor de jour comes via Marc Tompkin of the Tampa Bay Times, who reports that Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro has been added to the shortlist of candidates Farhan Zaidi and the Giants brass are planning to interview.

Quatraro, 45, has experience managing at the lower-A level in the Rays system, and has spent time as an assistant coach with both the Indians and Rays. Quartaro was hired as Tampa Bay’s third base coach in 2017 and was promoted to bench coach in 2018.

Quatraro, then a catcher, was selected by the Rays in the 1996 Draft, but never made it to the majors in seven professional seasons.

In addition to interviewing internal candidates and assistant coaches Hensley Mulens and Ron Wotus, the club has also reportedly spoken with A’s quality control coach Mark Kotsay and Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol, according to Ken Rosenthal. They are also going to interview recently fired Phillies manager Gabe Kapler according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, former Padres outfielder and current Cubs first-base coach Will Venable, and former catcher and Cardinals manager Mike Matheny.


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