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Eddie Rodriguez during his tenure with the Seattle Mariners.

Eduardo "Eddie" Rodriguez (born March 11, 1959 in Havana, Cuba) is a former minor league baseball player and manager and the current 1st base coach for Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball.

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Playing career

Rodriguez was drafted as a shortstop by the Baltimore Orioles in 1978 out of Miami High School and spent five seasons in the minors for the Orioles and California Angels.

Managerial career

He was then a coach and manager in the Angels minor league system from 1983-1993 before joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a minor league field coordinator, a post he held on and off from 1994-2000. He also served as third base coach for the Blue Jays in 1998. After a stint as third base coach for the US Olympics team in 2000 he served as a coach with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos, and Washington Nationals. He was the manager of the Seattle Mariners AA team, the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, in 2007 and before joining the Mariners for the 2008 season.

Rodriguez will manage Team USA in the 2009 Baseball World Cup.[1]

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Preceded by
Bill Lachemann
Quad City Angels Manager
1987-1989
Succeeded by
Don Long
Preceded by
Duane Larson
St. Catharines Stompers Manager
1989
Succeeded by
last manager
Preceded by
Max Oliveras
Midland Angels Manager
1990
Succeeded by
Don Long
Preceded by
Rick Burleson
California Angels Third Base Coach
1996
Succeeded by
Larry Bowa
Preceded by
Nick Leyva
Toronto Blue Jays Third Base Coach
1998
Succeeded by
Terry Bevington
Preceded by
only manager
Queens Kings Manager
2000
Succeeded by
only manager
Preceded by
Dwayne Murphy
Arizona Diamondbacks First Base Coach
2001
Succeeded by
Robin Yount
Preceded by
Chris Speier
Arizona Diamondbacks Third Base Coach
2002-2003
Succeeded by
Al Pedrique
Preceded by
Brad Mills
Montreal Expos Bench Coach
2004
Succeeded by
none
Preceded by
incumbent
Washington Nationals Bench Coach
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Pat Corrales
Preceded by
Pat Listach
West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Manager
2007
Succeeded by
Scott Steinmann
Preceded by
Gary Thurman
Seattle Mariners First Base Coach
2008
Succeeded by
Lee Tinsley
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