Managerial and Coaching Highlights
Begins his first season with the White Sox organization as bench coach … brings nine seasons of managerial experience and seven as a coach to the position. ... Was named the 53rd manager in Chicago Cubs history on 11/7/13 and guided the Cubs to a 73-89 record in 2014. ... Spent six seasons on the San Diego Padres coaching staff, serving as bench coach from 2011-13 and first base coach from 2008-10 … also managed Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. ... Managed in the minor leagues for eight seasons, including four each in the Padres (2004-07) and Marlins (1998-2001) organizations, compiling a 539-583 (.480) record. ... Was named Midwest League Manager of the Year in 1999 after guiding Class A Kane County to a 78-59 record and a playoff berth … managed Class ALake Elsinore to the California League playoffs in 2006. ... Began his coaching career in 1998 as manager at Class A Brevard County
Played professionally for 15 seasons (1980-94) … appeared in 184 games over parts of five major-league seasons with Pittsburgh (1986), Seattle (1987-88) and Florida (1993-94), batting .237 (100-422) with four home runs and 41 RBI. ... Made his major-league debut on 9/14/86 vs. the Cubs … collected the first pinch-hit in Marlins history on 4/14/93 at San Francisco (off Dave Righetti) … hit his first major-league homer on 6/1-2/93 vs. San Francisco (off Bud Black). ... Batted .287 (937-3,260) with 167 doubles, 32 triples, 37 home runs, 397 RBI, 459 runs scored and 69 stolen bases over 857 minor-league games. ... Also played in the Mexican League in 1985, 1991-92 and 1996 … was named Player of the Year for Charros de Jalisco in 1991 after leading the league with a .442 average. ... Was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (20th overall) of the 1980 draft.
Married Ilene … has four children: Joseph, Michael, Anthony and Alexandria. ... Graduated in 1980 from South Gate (Calif.) High School.