|Shortstop / Coach|
August 11, 1960 |
Aragua State, Venezuela
|April 14, 1987, for the New York Mets|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 21, 1989, for the Detroit Tigers|
|Runs batted in||36|
Alfredo José Pedrique García (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈðɾike], born August 11, 1960) is a Venezuelan professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the New York Mets (1987), Pittsburgh Pirates (1987, 88) and Detroit Tigers (1989). Pedrique served as the Houston Astros bench coach and as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is currently the first base coach of the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB).
Pedrique was signed by the Mets in 1978 and made his debut nine years later. After five games with the team, he hit .301 with the Pirates in his rookie season, but only managed a .188 cumulative batting average after that.
Managerial and coaching career
After retiring, Pedrique managed in the minors for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals organizations from 2000 to 2002. He came back to the majors in 2003 as a third base coach for the Diamondbacks. In 2004, he began the season as manager of the Tucson Sidewinders, the Diamondbacks Triple-A affiliate, but he was hired as manager of the Diamondbacks on an interim basis when Bob Brenly was fired in July. Pedrique compiled a 22–61 record. He was replaced by Wally Backman, and then Bob Melvin, at the end of the season.
Pedrique created some controversy as manager when he ordered the Diamondbacks pitching staff to intentionally walk Barry Bonds throughout an entire three-game series against the San Francisco Giants from September 10–12, since Bonds was on the verge of hitting his 700th career home run, which Pedrique did not want to happen at Bank One Ballpark. Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated called the incident one of "professional cowardice." 
The Astros hired Pedrique as their bench coach on October 31, 2009, after previously serving as their Minor League Field Coordinator and third base coach. In 2014, the New York Yankees hired Pedrique as the manager of the Tampa Yankees. On January 6, 2016, Pedrique was announced as the manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In his first season as manager, he won the North Division. He then led the RailRiders to the International League's Governors' Cup championship and won. After that, he then led the RailRiders to win Triple-A National Championship Game and won tast ad well.
On December 4, 2017, Pedrique was hired by the Oakland A's as first base coach.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|ARI||2004||22||61||.265||5th in NL West||–||–||–||–|
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|Oakland Athletics first base coach