“I am appreciative of the hard work and commitment from Chris and Dan throughout the last two seasons. We wish them and their families the absolute best in their next steps,” said Rays Manager Kevin Cash.
Prieto was the first base coach for the Rays the last two seasons, taking over for Ozzie Timmons, who left to become the Milwaukee Brewers’ hitting coach, he had been the minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator the previous two seasons. DeMent was named assistant hitting coach in November of 2021. He spent 13 seasons in the Rays organization as a coach, including two seasons as minor league hitting coordinator.