Rick Renteria

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Rick Renteria
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Rick Renteria on May 5, 2017
Chicago White Sox – No. 17
Infielder / Coach / Manager
Born: (1961-12-25) December 25, 1961 (age 55)
Harbor City, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1986, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
Batting average .237
Home runs 4
Runs batted in 41
Managerial record 140–184
Winning % .432
Teams

As player

As manager

As coach

Richard Avina Renteria (born December 25, 1961) is an American former Major League Baseball infielder who is currently the manager of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Renteria played in parts of five seasons between 1986 and 1994 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Florida Marlins. He then coached and managed in the Marlins organization until 2001, and in the San Diego Padres organization until 2013. He was the manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2014. Renteria was also the bench coach for the Chicago White Sox in 2016.

Playing career

After playing for South Gate High School in South Gate, California, Renteria was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 20th overall pick in the 1980 Major League Baseball draft. He made his Major League debut for the Pirates on September 14, 1986. That December he was traded to the Seattle Mariners, and played for them for the 1987 and 1988 seasons.[1] Renteria spent 1989 playing for the Mariners Minor League Baseball affiliate the Calgary Cannons, and the 1990 and 1991 seasons with the Mexican League's Jalisco Charros.[2]

For 1993 and 1994, he returned to the majors, playing for the Florida Marlins. While with the Marlins, he was nicknamed "The Secret Weapon" for his versatility on the field and his timely pinch hitting.[3] In his five Major League seasons, he played in 184 games and had 422 at bats and a .237 batting average.

Coaching career

After his playing career, Renteria has remained in baseball. His first minor league managerial job was in 1998 with the Brevard County Manatees in the Marlins organization. He continued to manage in the Marlins system until 2001. In 2003, he was named the hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm in the Padres organization, and in 2004 he became the Storm's manager. After three seasons with the Storm, in 2007 he was moved up to the Triple-A Portland Beavers. He was promoted to a major league coaching job in 2008.

Renteria moved to being the Padres bench coach for 2011. He also managed the Mexico national baseball team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. On November 7, 2013, Renteria was hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs.[4] After one season on the job, he was terminated on October 31, 2014, one week after his Cubs successor Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.[5]

For the 2016 season, Renteria was hired by the Chicago White Sox to serve as their bench coach.[6]

For the 2017 season, Renteria will be replacing White Sox manager Robin Ventura.[7] Renteria is the second manager in Chicago baseball history, behind Johnny Evers to manage both the city's franchises.

Managerial record

As of October 1, 2017
Team From To Regular season record Post–season record
W L Win % W L Win %
Chicago Cubs 2014 2014 73 89 .451 DNQ
Chicago White Sox 2017 present 67 95 .414 0 0
Total 140 184 .432 0 0
Reference:[8]

References

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/renteri01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=renter001ric
  3. ^ "Renter Becomes Free Agent, Likely To Leave Marlins". Sun-Sentinel. 
  4. ^ "Cubs hire Rick Renteria". ESPN Chicago. 
  5. ^ Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria
  6. ^ "Rick Renteria brings class act to White Sox as new bench coach". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 18 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Lancaster, Marc (October 3, 2016). "Rick Renteria gets another shot as manager with White Sox". Sporting News. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Joe Maddon". Baseball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors), or Retrosheet
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Parent
Chicago White Sox bench coach
2016
Succeeded by
Joe McEwing
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