Nearly a month after parting ways with manager Ron Roenicke, the Red Sox continue to assess prospects to function as his replacement, with interviews already held with a minimum of 2.
Notably, however, they will not be talking to one name who had actually been linked to the opening: Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro.
Quatraro would seem a natural target, given that he has actually spent most of his coaching and supervisory profession with the Rays, starting in 2004, filling a range of roles from minors catching trainer, striking coordinator, striking coach and supervisor. Hes also become part of the major league coaching personnel considering that 2018– first as third base coach and after that as bench coach. In every year however this past one, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom was with the Rays, too.
However per an arrangement with the Rays, created a year ago when Bloom left Tampa Bay to join the Red Sox, Bloom is restricted from working with anybody from Tampa Bay– both front workplace and uniformed personnel– for a duration of two years.
( Bloom has actually hinted that some restrictions were put in location upon his joining the Sox, but has decreased to define them. He decreased remark for this story).
Its possible that Bloom might go back to his previous team and ask permission to talk to Quatraro, mentioning the fact that, contract aside, procedure within the game is to not block somebody from getting a promo elsewhere– as going from bench coach to supervisor would certainly qualify.
The agreement is that the Rays insisted upon this non-compete clause for a factor. Add in the fact that the last thing the Rays desire is to be viewed as is some sort of small-market franchise functioning as a training ground by their huge market division competitors and it would appear the possibilities of Quatraro being allowed to talk with the Sox is slim indeed– perhaps even non-existent.
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