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Edwin Rodriguez Morales
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
Edwin Rodriguez was appointed manager of the Florida Marlins on June 23, 2010, replacing Fredi Gonzalez. He was the first manager from Puerto Rico in major league history. He kept the job for exactly one year. The Marlins started 2011 fairly well, keeping within a couple of games of the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies through late May. They then went into a terrible tailspin, however, losing 17 of 18 games in late May and early June. Rodriguez handed his resignation before the game of June 19th against the cross-state Tampa Bay Rays, stating that he was convinced the team would be very competitive very soon, but that he was unable to achieve results at this time. He was temporarily replaced by his bench coach, Brandon Hyde, while the Marlins pondered what to do next. He left with a 32-39 record and the team in 5th place. His bosses then decided to bring back 80-year-old Jack McKeon to finish the season.
Following the 2013 season, he returned to his native Puerto Rico to serve as executive director of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy High School in Gurabo, staying on for a couple of years. He also managed the Puerto Rican national team in the 2013 and 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Rodriguez was scheduled to manage the El Paso Chihuahuas in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.
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