Special Assistant to the General Manager
A member of the Astros organization since 1973, Julio Linares has held his current post as special assistant to the General Manager for Dominican scouting and development since 2005. He previously spent six seasons as director of Dominican Republic Operations.
Julio served as manager of the Gulf Coast Astros in 1997-98. Overall, he managed Houston's Rookie League club for 16 years (Sarasota 1977-80, 1984-87; Gulf Coast 1988-93, 97-98) and also spent three years at the Major League level as the Astros bench coach from 1994-96.
Julio played 15 seasons in the minor leagues as an infielder and outfielder and finished ninth in the Pacific Coast League with a .308 average in 1969. He retired after the 1972 season and began his coaching career with the Astros in 1973 at Covington in the Appalachian League.
Julio and his wife, Damaris, reside in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic. He has five sons, Amaury, Rodney, Erick, Brian, and Michael. His son Rodney currently is manager of Houston's Single A Lexington club.
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