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Zimmer to remain with Rays in 2011

Posted Nov 4, 2010 by Tribune staff

Updated Nov 4, 2010 at 12:52 PM

The Tampa Bay Rays have re-signed senior baseball advisor Don Zimmer for the 2011 season.  It will mark his 63rd year in professional baseball.

“We’re excited that Zim is returning to our staff,” Rays Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman said.  “He is a constant resource for coaches and players alike, and a great asset to our entire organization.”

Zimmer, 79, returns for an eighth season with the Rays and 53rd in the major leagues as a player, coach or manager.  In his current role, he is in uniform as a coach during spring training and for pregame practices at all regular-season home games.

The Rays also re-signed assistant to the pitching coach Stan Boroski.  Boroski, 47, returns for his second season with the Rays.  He is in uniform for all pregame practices and spring training.  Prior to joining the Rays, he spent 18 years with the Houston Astros organization, serving as a coach and a scout at various points.

All of the rest of the Rays coaches are under contract for 2011.