MLB: Rays to debut First Base Coach with former GL player

The Tampa Bay Rays they are installing ex gardener Chris Prieto as the new first base coache of the team, according to famous journalist Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times.

Ozzie timmons will transfer to become the full-time assistant hitting coach, after dividing the time between assistant hitting duties and first base duties:

Prieto is a six-year veteran on the Seattle Mariners coaching staff from 2014-19, serving as Seattle’s first base coach in 2018 and third base coach in 2019.

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For the past two years, Prieto has been working with the Rays as an outfielder coordinator / base run coordinator in the Tampa agricultural system. As a MLB player in 2005, he had his cup of coffee with the Los Angeles Angels. He went 2-0.

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I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Rays to debut First Base Coach with former GL player