Charlie Montoyo

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Charlie Montoyo
Second baseman
Born: (1965-10-17) October 17, 1965 (age 48)
Florida, Puerto Rico
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 1993 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1993 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Batting average .400
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 3
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 6 Division Championships (2007-2011, 2013)
  • 2 League Titles
    • 2006: Montgomery, 2009: Durham
  • 1 AAA National Championship (2009)
  • 2x Manager of the year (2010, 2013)
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Montoyo and the second or maternal family name is Díaz.

José Carlos Montoyo Díaz (born October 17, 1965 in Florida, Puerto Rico) is a professional baseball manager and a former Major League player. In 2014, Monotoyo will begin his eighth consecutive season as manager of the Durham Bulls of the International League, Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Playing career[edit]

As an active player, Montoyo threw and batted right-handed; he stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg). He appeared in four games for the Montreal Expos during the 1993 season as a second baseman and pinch hitter.

After playing college baseball at Louisiana Tech University, Montoyo was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the sixth round of the 1987 amateur draft, and then traded to Montreal on January 20, 1993. During his brief Major League career in September of that year, he singled in his first big-league at bat off Gary Wayne of the Colorado Rockies. All told, he had two hits in five MLB at bats, with three runs batted in.

Montoyo played in 1,028 minor league games and retired at the end of the 1996 season. In ten years in the minors, he batted .266 with 38 home runs and 400 RBIs.

Managing career[edit]

In 1997, Montoyo joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' organization — the year before the expansion team played its first Major League game — as manager of the Rookie-level Princeton Devil Rays, and he has remained in the Rays' system ever since.

In 1997, he led Princeton to its best record since the franchise has been affiliated with Tampa Bay. The next year he managed the Short Season-A Hudson Valley Renegades, where he won his first division title. In 1999–2000, he managed the Charleston RiverDogs, leading them to their first winning season. He then was the pilot of the Bakersfield Blaze of the High Class A California League in 2001–2002. For the next four years, he served as the manager of Tampa Bay's Double-A clubs, the Orlando Rays (2003) and Montgomery Biscuits (2004–2006), where he won the Southern League championship in 2006.

In 2007, Montoyo became manager of Tampa Bay's top farm team, the Durham Bulls. Under his leadership, Durham has had only one losing season and has exceeded 80 wins five times in his first seven years. In 2010, the Bulls set a franchise Triple-A record for wins with 92. In both 2009 and 2013, they won the Governors' Cup, emblematic of the championship of the International League. Through 2013, his career managing record is 1,191–1,073 (.526).

Montoyo was a coach for the Puerto Rican 2009 World Baseball Classic team. Also, he was selected to serve as a coach for World Team in the 2010 and 2011 All-Star Futures Game.

He won the 2009 Mike Coolbaugh Award[1] and 2010 and 2013 International League Manager of the Year Award.[2][3]

Championships[edit]

Montgomery Biscuits

Durham Bulls

Personal life[edit]

Montoyo and his wife, Samantha, have two children, Tyson and Alexander.[citation needed]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Mako Oliveras
Orlando Rays manager
2003
Succeeded by
Franchise relocated
Preceded by
Franchise established
Montgomery Biscuits manager
2004–2006
Succeeded by
Billy Gardner, Jr.
Preceded by
John Tamargo
Durham Bulls manager
2007–
Succeeded by
Incumbent