Carlos Tosca

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Carlos Tosca
Atlanta Braves – No. 18
Manager/ Coach
Born: (1953-09-29) September 29, 1953 (age 61)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Career statistics
Games managed 384
Win–loss record 191–193
Winning % .497
Teams

As Manager

As Coach

Carlos Tosca (born September 29, 1953 in Pinar del Río, Cuba)[1] is the bench coach for the Atlanta Braves and a former Major League and minor league baseball manager. He was the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2002 to 2004. He succeeded Buck Martinez on June 3, 2002, served the entire 2003 season, and was replaced by John Gibbons on August 8, 2004, after compiling a 191–191 win-loss record (.500).

Tosca is a graduate of the University of South Florida. He did not play professional baseball, but became a coach at the high school level after his graduation. In 1978, he entered pro baseball as a coach in the Short Season-A New York-Penn League.

Biography[edit]

Tosca managed in the farm systems of the New York Yankees, Kansas City Royals, Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves for 17 seasons between 1980 and 2001. He was the first manager in the history of the Portland Sea Dogs of the Double-A Eastern League, serving as their pilot from 1994 to 1996. He has managed at the highest level of minor league baseball with the Triple-A Charlotte Knights (1997) and Richmond Braves (2001), and was the bench coach on Buck Showalter's staff during the first three MLB seasons (1998–2000) in Arizona Diamondbacks history.

Tosca was hired as third base coach of the Blue Jays for the 2002 season by the club's recently appointed general manager, J. P. Ricciardi. When Toronto started poorly (20–33, .377) under Martinez—who had been hired by former GM Gord Ash—Ricciardi replaced the incumbent manager with Tosca. Over the final two-thirds of the campaign, Tosca led the Jays to a 58–51 (.523) mark and a third place finish in the American League East Division. Tosca then produced another winning record (86–76, .531) and third-place finish in 2003. But in 2004, the Jays won only 47 of their first 111 games (.423) and were in fifth place in their division when Tosca was relieved of command by Ricciardi. The Jays finished the campaign at 67–94 (.416).

After returning to the D-Backs in 2005–2006 to coach third base under manager Bob Melvin, Tosca was the bench coach of the Marlins under Fredi González from 2007 to June 22, 2010.

When González was hired to replace Bobby Cox as the manager of the Braves following the 2010 season, Tosca was hired to serve as the Braves' new bench coach.[2]

He managed the Braves on May 10th and 11th, 2013 due to González' daughter's college graduation.

Personal[edit]

Tosca has an identical twin brother named Rick.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Tosca Minor League Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/being-bilingual-an-advantage-683859.html
  3. ^ http://tampasportshistory.blogspot.com/2009/07/catching-up-with-carlos-tosca-part-i.html

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Managerial/coaching positions
Preceded by
Franchise inactive
Jack Gillis
Gulf Coast League Yankees manager
1980–1982
1985
Succeeded by
Jack Gillis
Fred Ferrreira
Preceded by
Doug Holmquist
Greensboro Hornets manager
1983–1984
Succeeded by
Doug Camilli
Preceded by
Luis Silverio
Gulf Coast Royals manager
1988–1990
Succeeded by
Bob Herold
Preceded by
Brian Poldberg
Baseball City Royals manager
1991
Succeeded by
Ron Johnson
Preceded by
Franchise created
Gulf Coast Marlins manager
1992
Succeeded by
Jim Hendry
Preceded by
Joel Youngblood
Kane County Cougars manager
1993
Succeeded by
Lynn Jones
Preceded by
Franchise created
Portland Sea Dogs manager
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Fredi González
Preceded by
Sal Rende
Charlotte Knights manager
1997
Succeeded by
Fredi González
Preceded by
Franchise created
Arizona Diamondbacks bench coach
1998–2000
Succeeded by
Bob Melvin
Preceded by
Randy Ingle
Richmond Braves manager
2001
Succeeded by
Fredi González
Preceded by
Terry Bevington
Toronto Blue Jays third base coach
2002
Succeeded by
Brian Butterfield
Preceded by
Glenn Sherlock
Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach
2005–2006
Succeeded by
Chip Hale
Preceded by
Gary Tuck
Florida Marlins bench coach
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Brandon Hyde
Preceded by
Chino Cadahia
Atlanta Braves bench coach
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent