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Durham Bulls manager will coach third base for Tampa Bay Rays

International League coach Charlie Montoyo of the Durham Bulls is introduced prior to the start of the 2014 Triple-A All Star Game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
International League coach Charlie Montoyo of the Durham Bulls is introduced prior to the start of the 2014 Triple-A All Star Game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Charlie Montoyo, who managed the Durham Bulls for eight years and won two Governors’ Cup titles, has been named third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, the Bulls and Rays announced Friday.

“The entire Durham Bulls organization is thrilled for Charlie,” Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said in a statement. “He is the definition of a class act, and while it’s bittersweet to see him go, we’re happy to see him take the next step in his career. No one is more deserving of this promotion.”

Montoyo, 50, managed the Bulls from 2007 to 2014, winning the International League South Division seven times, reaching the Governors’ Cup Finals a league-record six times and winning two Governors’ Cup championships in 2009 and 2013. His 633 victories rank first all-time in franchise history, after passing current Rays Minor League Field Coordinator Bill Evers with his 614th victory on July 21.

A new manager will be announced at a later date, according a team news release.

Source: Durham Bulls

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