José Alguacil

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José Alguacil
San Francisco Giants – No. 17
First base coach
Born: (1972-08-09) August 9, 1972 (age 46)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Right

José Luis Alguacil (born August 9, 1972) is a Venezuelan professional baseball coach and a former infielder and manager. He is the current first base coach of the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB), named to the post on November 7, 2016.[1][2] A native of Caracas, he played minor league baseball in the Giants' and Chicago White Sox' organizations, as well as in the independent leagues, from 1993 to 2001.[3][4] He batted .245 in 808 professional games. Alguacil was listed as 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall and 200 pounds (91 kg). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.

Alguacil began his managing career in the Short Season New York–Penn League with the 2004 Vermont Expos, spending three years with the club. In 2007, he rejoined the Giants as a roving minor league infield instructor, and worked for eight years (through 2014) in that post before returning to managing.[1] He played a role in the development of fellow Venezuelan Pablo Sandoval as Sandoval rose through the Giants' system.[1]

He then piloted the Richmond Flying Squirrels in 2015 and Sacramento River Cats in 2016,[5][6] compiling a record of 141–143 (.490).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c San Francisco Giants official web site
  2. ^ "Giants name new base coaches to replace Kelly, Hayes". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  3. ^ "River Cats manager Jose Alguacil is a 'baseball lifer'". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Alguacil a Giants rising star – The Mercury News". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Jose Alguacil will manage Squirrels in 2015". Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "River Cats hire José Alguacil as manager for 2016". Retrieved November 7, 2016.

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Preceded by
Russ Morman
Richmond Flying Squirrels manager
2015
Succeeded by
Miguel Ojeda
Preceded by
Bob Mariano
Sacramento River Cats manager
2016
Succeeded by
Dave Brundage
Preceded by
Bill Hayes
San Francisco Giants first base coach
2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent