Is in his first season on Terry Francona's coaching staff after being name to the position on November 8...Spent five seasons in the same position with the Boston Red Sox from 2013-2017...Red Sox led the A.L. in combined runs over that span...The 2016 Red Sox led the Majors in total runs as well...The 2017 season was his 23rd and final season with the Red Sox organization...Served as Assistant Hitting Coach for the 2014 A.L. All-Stars and that season was named "Man of the Year" by the BoSox Club...The award is given annually to a deserving team member recognizing not only their contribution to the success of the team on the field, but also for their cooperation and efforts in community endeavors...From 2007-12, served as the Red Sox' Minor League Hitting Coordinator, a position he also held in 2002...For three seasons (2004-06) was the club's Latin Field Coordinator...Was a Minor League hitting instructor in 2003...Was a hitting coach in the Red Sox system for 6 years, 1996-2001.
Signed by Baltimore in 1977 at the age of 15...Played for parts of 19 pro seasons in the Orioles (1977-84), Padres (1985), Cardinals (1986-87), Twins (1988-91), Phillies (1992-93), Marlins (1994), and Red Sox (1995) organizations... An infielder, appeared in 17 Major League games over stints with Baltimore (1984) and Minnesota (1989) and hit .429 (12-for-28)...In 1,759 minor league games, batted .295 (1,905-for-6,468) with 102 HR and 774 RBI...Received the Clyde Kluttz Orioles Organization Player of the Year Award in 1981.
Full named VICTOR MANUEL RODRIGUEZ...Wife, Elba...The couple has 2 sons, Victor Jr., a scouting supervisor for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Miguel, who was selected by the Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2012 June Draft as a catcher...Has 1 grandson, Manny...Attended Naguabo High School in Puerto Rico.