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, 53, has been working on the Tampa Bay Rays' coaching staff since 2015. He served as a bench coach under manager Kevin Cash last season.Prior to working with the Rays at the Major League Baseball level, Montoyo spent eight years managing the team's Triple-A affiliate. He led the Durham Bulls to 633 wins and two International League titles in 2009 and 2013.The Blue Jays' 73-89 record last season was their worst since 2012. They have finished fourth in the American League East in each of the past two years. Joseph Garnett Jr./Getty ImagesWith Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline just days away, the Tampa Bay Rays continue to field calls on starting pitcher Chris Archer.According to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick, trade talks involving the right-hander are "intensifying Kendall Graveman Jersey
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, and he made the American League All-Star squad in two of the three seasons before 2018. Also, he finished fifth in Cy Young voting just three years ago.Tampa Bay is in a good position regarding Archer. It's a weak starting pitching market, and he may be the top arm available. Not only that, but Archer is also under club control through the 2021 season, and his salary won't top $11 million in that span.If he can bounce back http://www.athleticsfanproshop.com/authentic-jed-lowrie-jersey
, that's a bargain.Archer has playoff experience, albeit limited. He had two postseason relief appearances in 2013, allowing just one hit and striking out two in 1.2 shutout innings.The Rays (53-51) are 8.5 games back in the AL wild-card race, so they could concede and continue to build for the future. On the other hand, Archer himself can be a building block Tony Phillips Jersey
, as he is under contract for a reasonable price for the next three seasons.In other words, Tampa Bay should only deal him if an offer blows it away.