Is in his sixth season coaching at the Major League level and third as bench coach...originally joined the Padres as first base coach after being named to the post on 12/12/07.
Named as manager for Team Mexico for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
First joined the organization as a coach at Single-A Lake Elsinore in 2003.
Spent four seasons managing in the Padres minor league system at Lake Elsinore (2004-06)and Triple-A Portland (2007).
During his three-year stint as manager at Lake Elsinore, guided the Storm to a 212-206 (.507) record, advancing to the California League's South Division final in 2006.
Managed four seasons in the Florida Marlins organization at Single-A Brevard County (1998), Single-A Kane County (1999) and Double-A Portland (2000-01), becoming the first former Florida player to manage in the organization...named Midwest League Manager of the Year after leading Kane County to a league-best 78-59 record in 1999.
Selected by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1980 First-Year Player Draft.
Hit .237 (100-for-422) with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 41 RBI in 184 career Major League games with the Pirates (1986), Seattle Mariners (1987-88) and Florida Marlins (1993-94).
Played third base for the Charros de Jalisco of the Mexican League (1991-92), winning the league's batting crown with a .442 average in 1991...named Mexican League Player of the Year in 1991.
Richard Aviña Renteria...he and his wife, Ilene, live in Temecula, Calif...has three sons, Joseph, Michael and Anthony, and a daughter, Alexandria...attended South Gate (CA) High School...his son, Joseph, serves in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nicholas...his son, Anthony, was signed by the Padres as a 39th-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, currently playing in the organization's minor league system.