Carlos Febles

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Carlos Febles
Second baseman
Born: (1976-05-24) May 24, 1976 (age 41)
El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1998, for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
August 10, 2003, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 24
Runs batted in 146
Teams

Carlos Manuel Febles (born May 24, 1976) is a retired professional baseball player who played second base in the Major Leagues. He threw and batted right-handed and was listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and 170 lb (77 kg).

Second baseman[edit]

After attending high school in the Dominican Republic at La Romana High, he was signed by the Kansas City Royals in 1993 as an amateur free agent.

A highly touted prospect in the late 1990s, Febles burst onto the scene in 1999, drawing hype as a potential Rookie of the Year candidate and one of the best glovemen in the game. Along with Carlos Beltrán, he became part of the "Dos Carlos" team in Kansas City. After a hot start however, Febles' hitting cooled off, and he would continue to struggle at the plate for the next three seasons. It was not until 2003 that the Royals finally gave up on Febles, but not before he had logged the third most games at second base in Royals' history.

In 506 Major League games played, all with Kansas City, Febles collected 414 hits, including 65 doubles, 18 triples and 24 home runs.

Coach and manager[edit]

Febles in his role as third-base coach at Portland Sea Dogs in 2016

Febles has been a coach or manager in the Boston Red Sox' organization since 2007. He began as a hitting coach with the Lowell Spinners (2007), Lancaster JetHawks (2008) and Salem Red Sox (2009–10).

He then was named the 2011 manager of the Spinners, the Red Sox' Short-Season A New York–Penn League farm club.[1] After one season, Febles was promoted to manage the Greenville Drive, the Red Sox' affiliate in the Class A South Atlantic League[2] and then rehired for 2013.[3]

Another promotion followed when Febles was appointed manager of the 2014 Salem Red Sox, Boston's Class A Carolina League affiliate.[4] Febles led the Red Sox to a 68–68 record and a berth in the Carolina League playoffs, where they were defeated by the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, two games to one, in the opening round. Febles was reappointed as Salem's pilot for 2015,[5] and led them to a 66–73 mark. He then was promoted to manager of the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs for 2016.[6] In 2017, Febles will spend his second consecutive year as the Sea Dogs' skipper.[7]

Through 2016, his won-lost record as a manager was 335–430 (.438).

References[edit]

  1. ^ MLB.com, Dec. 22, 2010
  2. ^ Boston Red Sox, 2012.01.20
  3. ^ Boston Red Sox official website 2012.12.14
  4. ^ Boston Red Sox official website 2013.12.18
  5. ^ The Boston Herald, 2015.01.08
  6. ^ Abraham, Peter (November 11, 2015). "Red Sox notebook: Minor league changes". The Boston Globe. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ Adler, David (January 11, 2017). "Little change in Red Sox' minors staff". Boston Red Sox official web site. Retrieved January 12, 2017. 

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Preceded by
Bruce Crabbe
Lowell Spinners manager
2011
Succeeded by
Bruce Crabbe
Preceded by
Billy McMillon
Greenville Drive manager
2012–2013
Succeeded by
Darren Fenster
Preceded by
Billy McMillon
Salem Red Sox manager
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Joe Oliver
Preceded by
Billy McMillon
Portland Sea Dogs manager
2016–
Succeeded by
Incumbent