Mottola impresses Cash in first month on job

Kevin Cash is happy with the work that new hitting coach Chad Mottola has done since taking over for Derek Shelton, who held the role for seven seasons.
October 01, 2016

Mottola getting up to speed with Rays hitters

New Rays hitting coach Chad Mottola spent his first day on the job doing exactly what he expects to do for the next few weeks.
September 08, 2016

Rays fire hitting coach Derek Shelton

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay has fired hitting coach Derek Shelton and replaced him with Chad Mottola, the organization's minor league hitting coordinator. The team announced the moves before Tuesday night's game against Baltimore. Mottola will join the Rays for a four-game series against New York at Yankee Stadium that starts Thursday night. Shelton was in his seventh...
Via Associated Press
September 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays fire hitting coach Derek Shelton

Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced that they have fired hitting coach Derek Shelton. Minor league hitting coordinator Chad Mottola will serve as his replacement. Shelton was hired to be the Rays’ hitting coach prior to the 2010 season. From 2005 through 2009, he held the same job with the Cleveland Indians. Things haven’t gone according to […] The post Tampa Bay Rays fire...
Via Today's Knuckleball
September 06, 2016

Tampa Bay Rays fire Derek Shelton; promote Chad Mattola

This day has been a time coming. (Photo Credit: The Tampa Bay Rays announced this afternoon that hitting coach — and penultimate lightning rod — Derek Shelton has been relieved of his services, and will be replaced by one of the organization’s Minor League hitting coordinators, Chad Mottola. In a statement following the decision, Matt Silverman thanked Shelton for...
Via X-Rays Spex
September 06, 2016

Shelton out, Mottola in as Rays hitting coach

Derek Shelton has been dismissed as the Rays hitting coach, the team announced on Tuesday. Chad Mottola will take over the position.
September 06, 2016

Derek Shelton has been fired

Derek Shelton has been fired by the Tampa Bay Rays, effective immediately, the team has announced. Chad Mottola has been promoted to take his place. Mottolla has spent the last three seasons as the Rays’ minor league hitting instructor. “We are grateful for all that Derek has given to the Rays for the past seven seasons. He brought great energy to our clubhouse and his work ethic...
Via Rays Index
September 06, 2016

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