A pitcher, Niebla played in minor league baseball from 1996 to 2000 with teams in the Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers organizations. In 2010 was a Major League Coaching Assistant. In 2012 was named the Interim Pitching Coach with the Cleveland Indians Major League Team. Niebla has been with the Cleveland Indians Organization for 16 years as a coach at all levels. Niebla attended Azusa Pacific University. On August 9, 2012, it was announced that the Cleveland Indians had fired pitching trainer Scott Radinsky and replaced him with Niebla, from their Triple-A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, on an interim basis. Following the season, Mickey Callaway was named the permanent replacement.
- "Cleveland Indians fire pitching coach Scott Radinsky; Ruben Niebla replaces him from Class AAA Columbus". Cleveland.com. August 9, 2012. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
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