Jared Sandberg, founder and President of the Sandberg Baseball Club has had yet another year of success managing in the Tampa Bay Rays system. Jared joins the Stone Crabs one year after managing Bowling Green. The Hot Rods finished the season with a franchise-best 82-56 record and a first-place finish at the end of the regular season. Previously he had spent three seasons (2010-12) at the helm in Hudson Valley and was named Baseball America's 2012 Short-Season Manager of the Year, guiding the Renegades to their second New York-Penn League title. Jared retired after the 2007 season from a 12-year playing career as an infielder, including three major league seasons (2001-03) all spent with the Rays. He put up great stats during his time with the Rays, including 25 home runs, 92 RBIs, and a .221 average over parts of three seasons in the majors, He even hit 2 home runs in the 5th inning on June 11, 2002 vs. the Dodgers, one of two Rays to do so all-time (Julio Lugo). Jared holds the Rays all-time minor league records with 113 home runs, 473 RBIs, and 417 runs scored and was selected by the Rays in the 16th round of the club's first-ever June Draft in 1996.