Renteria in Philadelphia, September 11, 2013
|Chicago White Sox – No. 48|
|Infielder / Manager / bench coach|
December 25, 1961 |
Harbor City, California
|September 14, 1986, for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 11, 1994, for the Florida Marlins|
|Runs batted in||41|
Richard Avina Renteria (born December 25, 1961) is an American former Major League Baseball infielder, coach and manager who is currently the bench coach for the Chicago White Sox. Renteria played in parts of five seasons between 1986 and 1994 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Florida Marlins. He then coached and managed in the Marlins organization until 2001, and in the San Diego Padres organization until 2013. He was the manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2014.
After playing for South Gate High School in South Gate, California, Renteria was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 20th overall pick in the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his Major League debut for the Pirates on September 14, 1986. That December he was traded to the Seattle Mariners, and played for them for the 1987 and 1988 seasons. Renteria spent 1989 playing for the Mariners Minor League Baseball affiliate the Calgary Cannons, and the 1990 and 1991 seasons with the Mexican League's Jalisco Charros.
For 1993 and 1994, he returned to the majors, playing for the Florida Marlins. While with the Marlins, he was nicknamed "The Secret Weapon" for his versatility on the field and his timely pinch hitting. In his five Major League seasons, he played in 184 games and had 422 at bats and a .237 batting average.
After his playing career, Renteria has remained in baseball. His first minor league managerial job was in 1998 with the Brevard County Manatees in the Marlins organization. He continued to manage in the Marlins system until 2001. In 2003, he was named the hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm in the Padres organization, and in 2004 he became the Storm's manager. After three seasons with the Storm, in 2007 he was moved up to the Triple-A Portland Beavers. He was promoted to a major league coaching job in 2008.
Renteria moved to being the Padres bench coach for 2011. He also managed the Mexico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. On November 7, 2013, Renteria was hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs. After one season on the job, he was terminated on October 31, 2014, one week after his Cubs successor Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
- As of September 30, 2015
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- "Renteria Becomes Free Agent, Likely To Leave Marlins". Sun-Sentinel.
- "Cubs hire Rick Renteria". ESPN Chicago.
- Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria
- "Joe Maddon". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
|Chicago White Sox bench coach