Edwin Rodríguez (baseball)
|Manager / Infielder|
August 14, 1960 |
Ponce, Puerto Rico
|September 28, 1982, for the New York Yankees|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 30, 1985, for the San Diego Padres|
Edwin Rodríguez Morales (born August 14, 1960) is the manager of the Lake Elsinore Storm, the San Diego Padres' Advanced Class A affiliate in the California League of Minor League Baseball. He is the former manager of the Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball's National League. He also played Major League Baseball briefly in the early 1980s as an infielder.
Rodríguez played three seasons for the New York Yankees and San Diego Padres. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Yankees in 1980. Rodriguez played his first professional season with their Rookie league Gulf Coast Yankees in 1980, and his last with the Triple-A affiliate of the Padres (Las Vegas Stars) and Minnesota Twins (Portland Beavers) in 1987.
The same year that his playing career was over (1989 in the Puerto Rican Winter League) he became a full-time scout for the Minnesota Twins. He scouted for the Twins from 1989 to 1996. While working as a Scout he earned his BBA (1993) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico with an Accounting degree.
Rodríguez spent two seasons (2007–08) as the manager of the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers in the South Atlantic League. He had a 66–72 record with the Hoppers in 2008 and was 71–69 in 2007. He previously spent two seasons as manager of the Florida Marlins' Gulf Coast League affiliate from 2005–06 and served as hitting coach for the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in 2004. Before joining the Marlins organization, he was manager of the Princeton Devil Rays of the Class A (Short-Season) Appalachian League from 2000–02, and was skipper for the Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York–Penn League in 1999. In 1997 he joined the Tampa Bay Devil Rays as their hitting coach for the GCL Rookie club. Rodriguez was named the manager of the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs on December 30, 2008, becoming the 11th manager in the team's history.
On June 23, 2010, Rodríguez became the interim manager for the Florida Marlins replacing Fredi González and won his first game against the Baltimore Orioles on the same day. On June 29, before a Marlins game in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria announced that Rodríguez would remain as manager through the 2010 season. He resigned as manager on June 19, 2011. The team was 32–39 and in last place in the NL East when he resigned.
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