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Rays announce minor-league assignments

The Rays named Chad Mottola, who spent parts of five seasons with four big-league teams, their minor-league hitting coordinator. Mottola was the hitting coach in 2013 with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Meanwhile, Charlie Montoyo will return for his eighth season as manager of Triple-A Durham. This will be Montoyo's 17th year managing in the Rays' system.

Tampa native Jim Morrison will return for his second year as manager of the GCL Rays. Also, Kyle Snyder was promoted from pitching coach at Class A Bowling Green to minor-league pitching coordinator, giving the Rays three minor-league pitching coordinators.