Todd Greene Joins Tampa Bay Rays Coaching Staff
Greene played in parts of 11 Major League seasons with the Angels, Blue Jays, Yankees Rangers,
Greene also holds the distinction as the record holder for the most career home runs by a player with more home runs than walks (71 home runs, 67 walks). Bill Schroeder previously held the record (61 homers, 58 free passes).
He spent last season as a professional scout for the Padres after finishing his playing career in 2007 in
Duties for the position - which was new in 2008 - are likely to continue evolving under Greene, who will be in uniform during Spring Training and all regular-season pregame practices. In addition, he will assist with catching instruction, serve as a liaison between the scouting department and the club - including series preparation and the coordination of Spring Training.
"It's kind of a hybrid job from the scouting thing I did this past season with the Padres," Greene said. "Obviously, being back on the field was definitely appealing to me."
Greene helped lead
Greene and Rays manager Joe Maddon have a relationship dating back to their days in the Angels' organization, which factored into Greene taking the job.
"If it wasn't with Joe and coming to a quality organization like
"To me, the hardest thing to do in sports is to change a losing culture, and to me, the people who are in there running the organization now have done that."
- Category: Baseball
- Published on Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:22