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11/20/2013 12:31 P.M. ET

Indians name Matt Quatraro Assistant MLB Hitting Coach

The Cleveland Indians today appointed Matt Quatraro Major League Assistant Hitting Coach.

Quatraro, 40, spent his entire 19-year professional career in the Tampa Bay Rays organization prior to today's hiring, serving as the club's Minor League Hitting Coordinator of the last four seasons since 2010. The Albany, NY native also managed in the Rays system over four seasons from 2006-09 after beginning his coaching career in 2004. Matt was Tampa Bay's 8th round selection in the 1996 First-Year Player draft and played seven seasons in the Rays system, topping out at Triple-A Durham in 2002.

Matt will assist Hitting Coach Ty Van Burkleo in all facets of the position, specifically the compilation and dissemination of advance scouting reports and assisting with pre-game cage work and on-field batting practice.

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