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Edwin Rodriguez

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Full Name:
Edwin Rodriguez

MANAGING/COACHING CAREER

Edwin Rodriguez enters his first full season at the helm of the Marlins and ninth overall with the Organization. Rodriguez was named interim manager on June 23, 2010 and was given the reigns as manager on June 28, 2010, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in Major League history. Following his hire, Rodriguez led the Marlins to a 46-46 record, helping the Club finish 80-82 overall. His 2010 campaign began as the Marlins' triple-A manager in New Orleans, where he went 33-37 prior to his promotion ... Rodriguez landed his first triple-A managing position in 2009, guiding the New Orleans Zephyrs to a 63-80 finish. Prior to that season, Rodriguez served as manager of the Greensboro Grasshoppers (2007-08) and Gulf Coast Marlins (2005-06). Prior to his stint with the GCL Marlins, he was the double-A hitting coach for the Carolina Mudcats ... Was named the 11th manager in Zephyrs history on December 31, 2008 ... Prior to his stint in New Orleans, Rodriguez was at the helm of the Greensboro Grasshoppers for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Over his two season in Greensboro, compiled a 137-141 record ... Saw first managerial action in the Marlins organization in 2005 with the Gulf Coast Marlins. Won 53 games over two seasons ... Entered the Marlins organization in 2004 as hitting coach with the Carolina Mudcats. Was the hitting coach for future Marlins star Miguel Cabrera ... Managed the Rookie level Princeton Devil Rays from 2000-2002. Ranks second in franchise history with 79 victories ... Began his managerial career in the Tampa Bay organization in 1999 as manager of the short-season Hudson Valley Renegades of the New York-Penn League. Amassed a record of 42-34 and won the only NY-P League title in Franchise history. Coached future MLB stars Jorge Cantu, Matt Diaz, and Josh Hamilton ... Prior to joining the Tampa Bay organization as a coach, served as a scout with the Minnesota Twins from 1989 to 1996.

PLAYING CAREER

Signed by the New York Yankees as a minor league free agent in 1980 and made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees ... Made Major League debut on September 28, 1982 with the New York Yankees ... Played parts of three seasons with the Yankees and San Diego Padres. Collected five MLB hits in 22 at-bats, recording one double and one RBI. In his minor league career, hit .262 over parts of seven seasons.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS

Edwin Morales Rodriguez was born on August 14, 1960 in Ponce, Puerto Rico...has an accounting degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico...makes his offseason home in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

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