Alfredo Amézaga

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Alfredo Amézaga hit .391/.440/.391 as the leadoff man for his hometown Yaquis de Obregón in the 2008 Caribbean Series. He was 3-for-3 in stolen base attempts and scored five runs in six games but failed to make the Series All-Star team when Tony Pena Jr. was chosen as the shortstop.

He was a center fielder for Mexico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, going 2 for 5 with 2 runs and a solo homer (off Craig Anderson against Australia but was injured and missed the rest of the Classic, being replaced on the roster by Cristhian Presichi.

Amézaga became a coach with the Mississippi Braves in 2019 and was scheduled to coach the Gwinnett Stripers in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. Amézaga did not coach professionally in 2021. He joined the Detroit Tigers organization in 2022 as a first base coach for the Toledo Mud Hens. The Tigers called Amézaga up to the major leagues on September 1st to replace an ailing Gary Jones for the remainder of the season. He returned to Detroit in 2023, but was released after the season.

Amézaga also has coaching experience in the winter Mexican Pacific League. He started as a hitting coach for the 2018/2019 Venados de Mazatlán. Amézaga switched to the Naranjeros de Hermosillo in 2020/2021 to serve as their third base coach and repeated this role in 2022/2023. In 2023/2024 Amézaga will lead a team for the first time as skipper for the Tomateros de Culiacán.

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