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Kevin Cash | Catcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/6/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Florida State
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Rays hired Kevin Cash as manager.
Cash, who turns 37 on Saturday, becomes the youngest active manager in the majors. He ultimately got the job over former Mariners manager and current Royals bench coach Don Wakamatsu. "We are proud to introduce Kevin as our manager," Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg said in a statement. "His energy and dynamic personality will fit seamlessly with our clubhouse. We are fortunate to have such a talented individual, and Tampa Bay native, to lead our club as we strive to achieve new heights as a team and organization." Dec 5 - 2:09 PM

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Former major league catcher Kevin Cash has decided to retire.

He'll remain involved in the game, as Cash, 34, has caught on with the Blue Jays as a major league advance scout. The defense-first backstop posted an ugly .183/.248/.278 career batting line over parts of eight seasons for the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Rays, Yankees and Astros.
Sun, Jan 8, 2012 08:25:00 AM

Rangers signed C Kevin Cash to a minor league deal.

The definition of a defense-first catcher, Cash has put together a horrendous .183/.248/.278 batting line over eight big league seasons. He'll likely be given a shot to compete for the backup job in spring training.
Fri, Nov 19, 2010 04:52:00 PM

Red Sox activated C Kevin Cash from the 15-day disabled list.

Cash will resume his duties as backup catcher for Victor Martinez. He batted .148 (8-for-54) over his first 20 games with the Red Sox before going on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain earlier this month.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 04:20:00 PM

Kevin Cash is expected to return to the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Cash played in two Single-A rehab games over the weekend and told the Boston Globe on Monday that he feels "great." The backup catcher has been sidelined since early August due to a strained left hamstring.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 09:44:00 AM

Kevin Cash (hamstring) was 1-for-4 with a double in a minor league rehab game with Single-A Lowell on Sunday.

He also caught seven innings. Cash also played with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, so it appears he is very close to returning from the disabled list. Cash has been sidelined since earlier this month due to a strained left hamstring.
Source: NECN.com
Mon, Aug 23, 2010 05:23:00 PM

Red Sox placed C Kevin Cash on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 9, with a strained left hamstring.

Cash has batted .204 with two home runs and four RBI over 54 at-bats since being acquired from the Astros on July 1. He'll be replaced on the active roster by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 11:01:00 AM

Red Sox acquired C Kevin Cash from the Astros for SS Angel Sanchez.

Cash will serve as a reliable backup for the Red Sox while Victor Martinez is sidelined and Jason Varitek handles starting duties. The 32-year-old Cash hit .216 in 51 at-bats for Houston this season.
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 08:05:00 PM

Astros sent C Kevin Cash outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Cash was designated for assignment by the Astros a few days ago after batting .216 in 51 at-bats, and easily passed through waivers. He will remain with the organization as an emergency backup catcher.
Wed, Jun 23, 2010 05:32:00 PM

Astros designated C Kevin Cash for assignment.

The veteran backup catcher was hitting .216/.286/.353 over 51 at-bats and should pass through waivers.
Sun, Jun 20, 2010 06:36:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of C Kevin Cash from Triple-A Round Rock.

Cash, 32, was batting .174/.208/.174 over 23 at-bats with Triple-A Round Rock. The veteran receiver has a similarly putrid .186/.248/.287 batting line in the major leagues, so he should fit right in with the Astros. He'll function as the primarly backup to Humberto Quintero until Jason Castro is deemed ready, likely after Memorial Day.
Tue, May 4, 2010 11:20:00 PM

Astros reassigned C Jason Castro, C Kevin Cash, RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Gary Majewski, RHP Gustavo Chacin, IF Drew Meyer and 1B Chris Shelton to minor league camp; optioned RHP Wilton Lopez, IF Edwin Maysonet to Triple-A Round Rock.

J.R. Towles and Humberto Quintero have captured the two catching spots on the Astros' Opening Day roster, though it's not clear which one will start. Castro is one of the top prospects in the organization and could be recalled quickly if Towles and Quintero struggle out of the gate.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 09:30:00 AM

Astros signed C Kevin Cash to a minor league contract.

Cash was dumped by the Yankees in September of last season after batting .250/.308/.558 with three RBI in 26 at-bats on the major league level. The 32-year-old will have trouble leaping over J.R. Towles and Humberto Quintero, but he may find at-bats if one of the two is injured.
Fri, Jan 22, 2010 02:42:00 PM

Yankees released catcher Kevin Cash.

Cash was released in order to make room on the 40-man roster. He hit .250/.308/.558 with three RBI in 26 at-bats with the Yankees this season.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 03:18:00 PM

Yankees optioned C Kevin Cash to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

Cash was the lowest man on the totem pole and the first to be sent packing when top catcher Jorge Posada was activated Friday.
Fri, May 29, 2009 07:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Jose Dominguez
9C.J. Riefenhauser