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Video+Gallery: Edwin Rodriguez Introduced as Chihuahuas New Field Manager

Edwin Rodriguez was introduced as the fourth manager in El Paso Chihuahuas history on Thursday after being named to the position on January 10th.

“We are pleased to welcome Edwin Rodriguez to the Chihuahuas family as our fourth manager in team history,” said MountainStar Sports Group Senior Vice President and General Manager Brad Taylor. “As the Padres continue to send their top prospects through El Paso, we look forward to seeing their development under Edwin and his staff.”

The Padres and Chihuahuas also announced Thursday that they have agreed to extend the Player Development Contract through the 2022 season.

Rodriguez is entering his third season in the Padres organization after managing the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm from 2017-2018. He was the Major League manager for the Florida Marlins for parts of the 2010-2011 seasons, becoming the first Puerto Rican manager in MLB history. Rodriguez managed Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017.

As a player, Rodriguez reached the Major Leagues for parts of three seasons in the 1980s with the Padres and New York Yankees.

He has previous minor league managing experience in the Marlins, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Devil Rays organizations. Rodriguez replaces former Chihuahuas manager Rod Barajas, who was named San Diego Padres bench coach in late October.

Rodriguez comes to El Paso after the Chihuahuas and Padres extend their Player Development Contract through 2022. The Chihuahuas have been the Padres’ Triple-A affiliate since MountainStar Sports Group acquired the team in 2013 as the Tucson Padres.

Bronswell Patrick, Morgan Burkhart and Lance Burkhart will return to the Chihuahuas staff under Rodriguez. Hitting coach, Morgan, returns for his fourth season with El Paso and seventh in the Padres organization.

Morgan’s brother Lance returns as El Paso’s fielding coach, his second year with the Chihuahuas and fifth in the Padres organization. Patrick, the Chihuahuas pitching coach, is also returning, with 2019 set to be his fifth season with El Paso and 12th in the Padres organization.

Since making the move to El Paso, 42 former Chihuahuas have made their major league debut with the Padres. The Chihuahuas have had five consecutive winning seasons and have won four consecutive Southern Division titles en route to two conference championships and two consecutive appearances in the Pacific Coast League Championship Series including a PCL title in 2016.

El Paso’s 2019 season begins on Thursday, April 4 at home versus the Las Vegas Aviators (Oakland A’s affiliate). The 140-game schedule includes the 32nd edition of the 2019 Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game and Home Run Derby to be played at Southwest University Park, July 8-10, in a nationally televised game.

The game includes a number of events including the Home Run Derby on July 8.

Bundle packages for the 2019 Triple-A Baseball All-Star Game and Home Run Derby are currently on sale! Group leaders are able to purchase a group to the All-Star Game and/or the Home Run Derby now.

Individual tickets to the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby will go on sale at a later date.

The Chihuahuas are currently taking deposits for 2019 Season Seats, Groups and Premium Hospitality Events. For more information call or text (915) 533-BASE, email tickets@epchihuahuas.com, or visit the Chihuahuas’ website.

Video & Gallery by Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta – Chief Photographer – El Paso Herald Post

Edwin Rodriguez Named El Paso Chihuahuas Field Manager

Edwin Rodriguez has been named the fourth manager in El Paso Chihuahuas history, the Chihuahuas and San Diego Padres announced on Thursday.

Rodriguez is entering his third season in the Padres organization after managing the High-A Lake Elsinore Storm from 2017-2018. He was the Major League manager for the Florida Marlins for parts of the 2010-2011 seasons, becoming the first Puerto Rican manager in MLB history.

Rodriguez managed Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic in 2013 and 2017. As a player, Rodriguez reached the Major Leagues for parts of three seasons in the 1980s with the Padres and New York Yankees.

He has previous minor league managing experience in the Marlins, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Devil Rays organizations. Rodriguez replaces former Chihuahuas manager Rod Barajas, who was named San Diego Padres bench coach in late October.

Hitting coach Morgan Burkhart returns for his fourth season with El Paso and seventh in the Padres organization. Morgan’s brother Lance returns as El Paso’s fielding coach, his second year with the Chihuahuas and fifth in the Padres organization. Pitching coach Bronswell Patrick is also returning, with 2019 set to be his fifth season with El Paso and 12th in the Padres organization.

The Chihuahuas 2019 training staff will include Athletic Trainers Dan Turner and Dan Leja, as well as Strength Coach A.J. Russell.

“As we head into our sixth season, the All-Star Season, we are glad to welcome our new manager, Edwin Rodriguez, and look forward to his leadership with some of the Padres top prospects that will continue to come through El Paso,” said Chihuahuas Senior Vice President and General Manager Brad Taylor. “It’s also great to see those coaches and trainers that have given us such tremendous on-field success return. Bronswell Patrick, Morgan Burkhart, Lance Burkhart, Dan Turner, A.J. Russell – it’s awesome to be able to continue to work with them.”

The Chihuahuas have had five consecutive winning seasons and have won four consecutive Southern Division titles. El Paso’s 2019 season begins on Thursday, April 4 at home versus the Las Vegas Aviators (Oakland A’s affiliate). The Chihuahuas have 70 regular season home games scheduled in 2019 and will host the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 10.

Season Seats and Paw-Tial Plans are available now by calling 915-533-BASE.

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