|Generales de Durango|
|Infielder / Manager|
|Born: April 9, 1976|
|May 10, 2005, for the Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 1, 2007, for the San Diego Padres|
|Runs batted in||36|
Oscar Manuel Robles Arenas (born April 9, 1976) is a Mexican former professional baseball infielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. Currently he is the manager for the Generales de Durango of the Mexican League and the Algodoneros de Guasave of the Mexican Pacific League.
Robles spent much of the 2000s as a third baseman for the Diablos Rojos del México, and played briefly as an infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers from May 2005 through 2006. He graduated from Montgomery High School in San Diego, where he had his jersey retired as a pitcher, and set a then-record for San Diego Section career hits (143). As a senior in 1994, he was named the CIF San Diego Section co-Player of the Year after batting .560 and recording a 1.09 ERA.
Robles was originally signed by Houston Astros scout Deron Rombach after being drafted in the third round of the June 1994 free agent draft. After being signed, he used some of his bonus money to buy a scoreboard for his high school field. However, the Astros had no use for Robles, so they sent him back to the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), where he batted around .400, until he was called up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he played 110 games in the 2005 season. On February 2, 2007, Robles was released by the Dodgers and his contract was sold to the Diablos Rojos del México. He was soon picked up by the San Diego Padres and invited to spring training.
Robles played from 2009-2013 with the Diablos Rojos del México, in 2014 with the Guerreros de Oaxaca, and with the Toros de Tijuana from 2015-2017. Following the 2017 season and after winning the Mexican League Championship with the Toros, he announced his retirement as a player. However, he accepted an offer to stay with the Toros organization as a hitting coach for the 2018 season. On August 6, 2018, Robles was promoted to manager of the team for the rest of the season.
In June 2021, Robles was announced as manager for the Tigres de Quintana Roo of the Mexican League. He led the team to a 32–33 record, and they qualified for the Wild Card as the 6th seed from the South division. However, they lost to the Diablos Rojos del México in the first round of the postseason. Robles was not brought back for the 2022 season.
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- Montoya, Marco (18 June 2021). "Tigres de Quintana Roo cambia de mánager". Esto (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 August 2021.
- "Óscar Robles, nuevo manager del Unión Laguna". unionlaguna.mx (in Spanish). 9 December 2021. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
- @AlgodonerosUL (26 May 2022). "Agradecemos a Óscar Robles, su trabajo como manager de nuestra organización durante el arranque de la temporada 2022, deseándole éxito en sus siguientes planes. Ramón Orantes tomará el lugar de manager interino de nuestro equipo. Seguiremos informando" (Tweet) (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 May 2022 – via Twitter.
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- "Generales: Óscar Robles dirigirá a La Tropa". MiLB.com (in Spanish). December 20, 2022. Retrieved December 24, 2022.