Rick Renteria

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Rick Renteria
San Diego Padres – No. 17
Infielder/Bench Coach
Born: (1961-12-25) December 25, 1961 (age 51)
Harbor City, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1986 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
Batting average.237
Home runs4
Runs batted in41
Teams
 
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Rick Renteria
San Diego Padres – No. 17
Infielder/Bench Coach
Born: (1961-12-25) December 25, 1961 (age 51)
Harbor City, California
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1986 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
August 11, 1994 for the Florida Marlins
Career statistics
Batting average.237
Home runs4
Runs batted in41
Teams

Richard Avina Renteria (born December 25, 1961) is currently the bench coach for the San Diego Padres. During his playing career, he was usually called "Rich", but now goes by "Rick".

Renteria is of Mexican American descent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates 20th overall in the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft. He was an infielder for the Pirates (1986), Seattle Mariners (1987–88) and Florida Marlins (1993–94).[1] While playing for the Florida Marlins, he was nicknamed "The Secret Weapon" for his versatility on the field and his timely pinch hitting.[2] In five major league seasons, he played in 184 games and had 422 at bats and a .237 batting average.

After his playing career, Renteria has remained in baseball ever since. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hertzel, Bob, The Pittsburgh Press, "Renteria hopes lifetime in the minors ends with Pirates"(March 16, 1986, Section D6); "Being of Mexican descent, he had a chance to see the people and places of his heritage."
  2. ^ "Renteria Becomes Free Agent, Likely To Leave Marlins". SunSentinal. 

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