Sources: Kevin Cash will be the #Rays’ new manager.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 5, 2014
Cash has no previous managerial experience. His only coaching experience came as the bullpen coach for Terry Francona and the Cleveland Indians the past two seasons. He also spent the 2012 season as an advanced scout.
Cash, a Tampa, Florida native, spent eight years in the major leagues. He was a backup catcher for five teams. Known as a great defensive catcher, he was the personal catcher for knucklerballer Tim Wakefield with the Boston Red Sox.
Cash had a career .183 average with 12 home runs and 58 RBI.