34 Facts About Kevin Cash


Kevin Forrest Cash was born on December 6, 1977 and is an American professional baseball manager and former player who is the manager of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.

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Previously, Kevin Cash played catcher in MLB for the Toronto Blue Jays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros.

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Kevin Cash was the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians before being hired as the Rays' manager in December 2014.

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Kevin Cash was the American League Manager of the Year in 2020 and 2021, the first AL manager to win the award consecutively.

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Kevin Cash played for Northside Little League in Tampa, Florida, as a second baseman on the team that reached the 1989 Little League World Series.

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Kevin Cash later played college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team under head coach Mike Martin.

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Kevin Cash appeared in two College World Series for Florida State, including a second-place finish in 1999, when he was voted second-team All American at third base by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

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Kevin Cash asked to play catcher for Falmouth, and went on to earn league All-Star and team MVP honors.

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Kevin Cash begin his professional playing career in 2000 with the Hagerstown Suns, a Class A farm team of the Blue Jays.

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Kevin Cash first played in MLB during the 2002 season, appearing in seven games for Toronto.

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Kevin Cash went on to appear in a total of 101 games with the Blue Jays from 2002 through 2004, mainly as a backup catcher and defensive replacement, batting.

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Kevin Cash signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox on January 24, 2007.

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Kevin Cash was flown to Boston from Ottawa to catch in the nightcap of the doubleheader.

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On November 2, 2007, Kevin Cash opted for free agency after refusing to accept an outright assignment to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.

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On December 13, 2007, Kevin Cash re-signed with the Red Sox to a minor league contract and an invitation to spring training.

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Kevin Cash acted as the personal catcher for knuckleball pitcher Tim Wakefield after Mirabelli left the Red Sox.

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Kevin Cash made his only postseason appearances as a player in 2008: in the Division Series, he caught two innings in one game without batting, and in the League Championship Series he appeared in three games and was 1-for-3 at the plate; his one hit was a home run.

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On December 12, 2008, Kevin Cash was non-tendered by the Red Sox, officially making him a free agent.

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On December 23, 2008, Kevin Cash signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees with an invitation to spring training.

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However, he soon changed his mind, and on January 25, 2010, Kevin Cash signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros.

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On July 1, 2010, Kevin Cash was acquired by the Red Sox for infielder Angel Sanchez, after Boston catcher Jason Varitek went on the disabled list.

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Kevin Cash signed a minor-league contract with the Texas Rangers on November 11, 2010, and played the entire 2011 season for their Triple-A affiliate, the Round Rock Express, appearing in 85 games and batting.

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Kevin Cash appeared in a total of 246 major league games across parts of eight seasons, batting.

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Kevin Cash was only ejected once as a player, coming on September 7, 2007, after an altercation between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles.

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Kevin Cash appeared in 678 minor league games, during which he batted.

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Kevin Cash was notable for wearing his plastic catcher's cap forward under his mask; normally, catchers will turn the cap around to provide stability for their mask.

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Kevin Cash was announced as an advance scout for the Blue Jays during the 2012 season.

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Shortly after the 2012 season ended, Kevin Cash joined Terry Francona's staff with the Cleveland Indians as their bullpen coach.

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Kevin Cash played for Francona during his stints with the Red Sox, and joined fellow Red Sox alumnus Brad Mills, who became Cleveland's bench coach.

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Mills was Francona's bench coach while Kevin Cash played for the Red Sox, as well as Kevin Cash's manager with the Houston Astros in 2010.

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Kevin Cash served as the bullpen coach for Cleveland during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

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In 2015, Kevin Cash was successful on a lower percentage of replay challenges than any other MLB manager with 10 or more challenges, at 31.

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Kevin Cash said after the game "I guess I regret it because it didn't work out.

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Kevin Cash said about the accomplishment "We've proven we're the best team in the American League for six months.

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