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Vic Rodriguez

For other people with the same name, see Victor Rodriguez.
In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Rodriguez and the second or maternal family name is Rivera.

Victor Manuel Rodriguez Rivera (born July 14, 1961) is an American professional baseball coach and former infielder. He played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and the Minnesota Twins in 1989, appearing in 17 games. He is the 2018 assistant hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians, appointed November 8, 2017, after holding the same post for the Boston Red Sox from 2013 to 2017.

Vic Rodriguez
Cleveland Indians – No. 60
Infielder / Coach
Born: (1961-07-14)July 14, 1961 (age 60)
New York, New York
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 5, 1984, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
July 30, 1989, for the Minnesota Twins
MLB statistics
Batting average.429
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
Teams
As player
As coach

Born in New York City, Rodriguez attended high school in Puerto Rico. He threw and batted right-handed and as an active player was listed as 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m) tall and 173 pounds (78 kg). He played 1,759 games in the minor leagues, batting .295 with 102 home runs. In 13 seasons at Triple-A, he batted .290.


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Orioles

Rodriguez was originally signed at the age of 15 as an amateur free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1977. He played mostly as a second baseman as he moved his way slowly up through the Orioles organization, not reaching the Triple-A level for even a partial season until 1982. After another full season at Double-A with the Charlotte O's in 1983, Rodriguez returned to Triple-A for good in 1984 with the Rochester Red Wings.

That was the season in which Rodriguez got his first chance at the majors. Called up in September when rosters expanded, Rodriguez appeared in 11 games for the Orioles, seven of them at second base, and went 7-for-17 for a batting average of .412. That would be the end of his career in the Orioles' organization, however, as he was traded to the San Diego Padres for fellow infielder Fritzie Connally.

Padres and Cardinals

Rodriguez lasted just one season in the Padres' system, playing for the Las Vegas Stars in 1985 and batting .312. He became a free agent after the season and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, and spent the next two seasons with their top farm team, the Louisville Redbirds. By this time, Rodriguez had been shifted from second base to third base defensively.

Twins

After the 1987 season, he again became a free agent, signing with the Minnesota Twins during the offseason. He spent all of 1988 and 1989 with their Triple-A team, the Portland Beavers, before finally getting another chance in the majors. Called up in July to fill in for the injured Wally Backman, Rodriguez again posted impressive batting numbers, going 5-for-11 with 2 doubles for a .455 batting average and .636 slugging average. However, he was sent back to the minors in early August.

That proved to be the end of Rodriguez's major league career. He remained in the Twins system for two more seasons, continuing to play for the Beavers. In 1992, he moved on to the Philadelphia Phillies, playing two seasons for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. In 1994, he played for the Edmonton Trappers in the Florida Marlins' system, then finished his career playing for the Boston Red Sox' top farm club, the Pawtucket Red Sox, in 1995.

After his playing career ended in 1995 with the Pawtucket Red Sox, Rodriguez remained in the Red Sox organization as a minor league coach and instructor for 17 seasons, including seven years (2002; 2007–2012) as roving minor league hitting coordinator and four (2003–2006) as Latin American field coordinator of instruction.

On November 30, 2012, the Red Sox appointed Rodriguez as their assistant to the hitting coach. Following manager John Farrell's dismissal on October 11, 2017, Farrell's coaches were told they were free to seek employment elsewhere.

Four weeks later, Rodriguez succeeded Matt Quatraro as the Indians' assistant hitting coach.

Vic Rodriguez
Vic Rodriguez Language Watch Edit For other people with the same name see Victor Rodriguez In this Spanish name the first or paternal surname is Rodriguez and the second or maternal family name is Rivera Victor Manuel Rodriguez Rivera born July 14 1961 is an American professional baseball coach and former infielder He played in Major League Baseball for the Baltimore Orioles in 1984 and the Minnesota Twins in 1989 appearing in 17 games He is the 2018 assistant hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians appointed November 8 2017 1 after holding the same post for the Boston Red Sox from 2013 to 2017 Vic RodriguezCleveland Indians No 60Infielder CoachBorn 1961 07 14 July 14 1961 age 60 New York New YorkBatted RightThrew RightMLB debutSeptember 5 1984 for the Baltimore OriolesLast MLB appearanceJuly 30 1989 for the Minnesota TwinsMLB statisticsBatting average 429Home runs0Runs batted in2TeamsAs playerBaltimore Orioles 1984 Minnesota Twins 1989 As coachBoston Red Sox 2013 2017 Cleveland Indians 2018 present Born in New York City Rodriguez attended high school in Puerto Rico He threw and batted right handed and as an active player was listed as 5 feet 11 inches 1 80 m tall and 173 pounds 78 kg He played 1 759 games in the minor leagues batting 295 with 102 home runs In 13 seasons at Triple A he batted 290 Contents 1 Major leagues 1 1 Orioles 1 2 Padres and Cardinals 1 3 Twins 2 Minor leagues 3 Major league coach 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksMajor leagues EditOrioles Edit Rodriguez was originally signed at the age of 15 as an amateur free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1977 He played mostly as a second baseman as he moved his way slowly up through the Orioles organization not reaching the Triple A level for even a partial season until 1982 After another full season at Double A with the Charlotte O s in 1983 Rodriguez returned to Triple A for good in 1984 with the Rochester Red Wings That was the season in which Rodriguez got his first chance at the majors Called up in September when rosters expanded Rodriguez appeared in 11 games for the Orioles seven of them at second base and went 7 for 17 for a batting average of 412 That would be the end of his career in the Orioles organization however as he was traded to the San Diego Padres for fellow infielder Fritzie Connally Padres and Cardinals Edit Rodriguez lasted just one season in the Padres system playing for the Las Vegas Stars in 1985 and batting 312 He became a free agent after the season and signed with the St Louis Cardinals and spent the next two seasons with their top farm team the Louisville Redbirds By this time Rodriguez had been shifted from second base to third base defensively Twins Edit After the 1987 season he again became a free agent signing with the Minnesota Twins during the offseason He spent all of 1988 and 1989 with their Triple A team the Portland Beavers before finally getting another chance in the majors Called up in July to fill in for the injured Wally Backman Rodriguez again posted impressive batting numbers going 5 for 11 with 2 doubles for a 455 batting average and 636 slugging average However he was sent back to the minors in early August Minor leagues EditThat proved to be the end of Rodriguez s major league career He remained in the Twins system for two more seasons continuing to play for the Beavers In 1992 he moved on to the Philadelphia Phillies playing two seasons for the Scranton Wilkes Barre Red Barons In 1994 he played for the Edmonton Trappers in the Florida Marlins system then finished his career playing for the Boston Red Sox top farm club the Pawtucket Red Sox in 1995 After his playing career ended in 1995 with the Pawtucket Red Sox Rodriguez remained in the Red Sox organization as a minor league coach and instructor for 17 seasons including seven years 2002 2007 2012 as roving minor league hitting coordinator and four 2003 2006 as Latin American field coordinator of instruction Major league coach EditOn November 30 2012 the Red Sox appointed Rodriguez as their assistant to the hitting coach 2 Following manager John Farrell s dismissal on October 11 2017 Farrell s coaches were told they were free to seek employment elsewhere Four weeks later Rodriguez succeeded Matt Quatraro as the Indians assistant hitting coach 1 References Edit a b Hoynes Paul 8 November 2017 Cleveland Indians name Victor Rodriguez assistant hitting coach cleveland com Retrieved 8 November 2017 http boston redsox mlb com news article jsp ymd 20121130 amp content id 40479562 amp vkey news bos amp c id bosFurther reading EditAbraham Peter March 18 2017 The art of throwing batting practice and how it helps the Red Sox The Boston Globe External links EditCareer statistics and player information from MLB or ESPN or Baseball Reference or Fangraphs or Baseball Reference Minors or Retrosheet Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Vic Rodriguez amp oldid 1001770963, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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