Begins his 4th season as Boston's Assistant Hitting Coach...Was named to that position on 11/30/12...The 2016 season will mark his 22nd year in the Red Sox organization.
Last year, along with Hitting Coach Chili Davis, worked with Red Sox batters as they finished 4th in the AL in batting average (.265), runs scored (748) and runs/game (4.62)...In addition, Boston batters led the majors in pitches seen (24,657) and led the AL in pitches/plate appearance (3.95).
Served as Assistant Hitting Coach for the 2014 AL All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN.
Named 2014 "Man of the Year" by the BoSox Club on 9/24...The award is annually given to a deserving team member recognizing not only their contribution to the success of the team on the field, but also for their cooperation and efforts in community endeavors.
In 2013, along with then-hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, worked with Red Sox batters who led the majors in several offensive categories, including runs (853), runs per game (5.27), RBI (819), SLG (.446), OBP (.349), OPS (.795), total bases (2,521), extra-base hits (570), and doubles (363)...The Sox were also 2nd in MLB in AVG (.277) and hits (1,566), and 3rd in walks (581).
From 2007-12 served as the Red Sox' minor league hitting coordinator, a position he also held in 2002...For 3 seasons (2004-06) was the club's Latin field coordinator...Was a minor league hitting instructor in 2003.
Was a hitting coach in the Red Sox system for 6 years which included stints at High-A Sarasota (1996-98), Rookie-level Gulf Coast League (1999, 2001), and Single-A Augusta (2000).
Began his coaching career in the Red Sox organization in 1995 after playing in 31 games with Triple-A Pawtucket.
Signed by BAL in 1977 at the age of 15...Played for parts of 19 pro seasons in the Orioles (1977-84), Padres (1985), Cardinals (1986-87), Twins (1988-91), Phillies (1992-93), Marlins (1994), and Red Sox (1995) organizations.
An infielder, appeared in 17 major league games over stints with BAL (1984) and MIN (1989) and hit .429 (12-for-28).
In 1,759 minor league games, batted .295 (1,905-for-6,468) with 102 HR and 774 RBI...Received the Clyde Kluttz Orioles Organization Player of the Year Award in 1981.
Full name: Victor Manuel Rodriguez.
Married to Elba...The couple has 2 sons, Victor Jr., an area scout for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Miguel, who was selected by the Red Sox in the 36th round of the 2012 June Draft as a catcher. Attended Naguabo High School in Puerto Rico.