Alyson Footer has a series of tweets on the reassignment of Jose Cruz from Ed Wade. Here they are, in their entirety:
"I know this is a hot button issue. We felt from an overall standpoint of communication in clubhouse, change was necessary. This was not an indictment on anybody. You get to a time where you say you want change in clubhouse and surroundings. We wanted to do something absolutely respectful to him."
She also points out that former pitching coach Dewey Robinson has accepted a position with the Rays' organization. All coaches who were not retained were offered positions with other organizations.