Bogar, 46, joins the Travs as field manager for the 2013 season after serving as Boston's bench coach for the 2012 season. He had worked in 2010 and 2011 coaching first base for the Red Sox. His first Major League coaching job was as quality assurance coach focusing on infield and base running instruction with the 2008 AL Champion Tampa Bay Rays.
Now Tim returns to the minor leagues where he managed in the Cleveland and Houston organizations from 2004 through 2007 and compiled a 289-200 record. His last managerial post was with the Akron Aeros (Cleveland - Double A) in 2006 and 2007. Voted the Eastern League's Manager of the Year and the league's top managerial prospect by Baseball America in 2006 when Akron finished with the EL's best record at 87-55, Bogar also took the Aeros to the EL Championship Series both years he was at the helm. He also piloted the Lexington Legends (Houston - A) to the best record in the South Atlantic League in 2005 finishing that season 81-58. In 2004, Bogar won an Appalachian League title with the Greeneville Astros in his first managerial post.
Bogar played nine years in the Major Leagues with the New York Mets, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers primarily as a utility infielder. He compiled a .228 batting average over 701 MLB games and added 24 home runs. He and Hampton were teammates on the Astros teams that won three straight NL Central Division pennants from 1997-1999.