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Tom Foley

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Tom Foley

Tom Foley was named special assistant, baseball operations on Nov 17, 2017 and enters his 42nd season in professional baseball, 23rd in the Rays organization. In this new role, he will assist baseball operations in a variety of ways, including but not limited to on-field instruction, off-field mentorship, talent evaluation and time in the front office. Foley spent the last 16 seasons on the Rays major league coaching staff, the longesttenured coach in club history. He served as bench coach for the last three seasons (2015-17) following a 13-year stint as the third base coach (2002-14). He first joined the organization as field coordinator in 1996, and that summer oversaw the Rays first mini-camp and managed Rookie-level Butte. He served as the director of minor league operations for two years (2000-01) before joining the coaching staff. Foley played 13 seasons (1983-95) in the majors as an infielder with the Reds, Phillies, Expos and Pirates. He and his wife, Marta, reside in Palm Harbor. They have three children-Bryan, Brett and Brooke-and three grandchildren: Nolen, Hunter and Samantha.

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