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 Begins his 5th season as Boston's Assistant Hitting Coach...Was named to that position on 11/30/12...The 2017 season will mark his 23rd year in the Red Sox organization (1995-2017). In his 4 seasons with the Red Sox combined (2013-16), BOS leads the majors in runs (3,113), OBP (.335), doubles (1,282), and pitches per plate appearance (3.99), and also paces the AL in XBH (2,059). Along with Hitting Coach Chili Davis, helped the 2016 Red Sox lead the majors in runs (878), AVG (.282), OBP (.348), SLG (.461), OPS (.810), and doubles (343)...Opposing pitchers recorded only 54 quality starts against the Sox, the fewest in the majors...The Sox also posted MLB's highest AVG, OBP, SLG, and OPS with 2 strikes (.209/.277/.324/.601) and with 2 outs (.276/.354/.454/.808). The 2016 Sox featured 3 players with 100+ RBI, 3 with 100+ runs, 6 with 30+ doubles, and 5 with 20+ HR...Several Red Sox saw an increase in AVG from 2015 to 2016, including Dustin Pedroia (.291 to .318), Mookie Betts (.291 to .318), David Ortiz (.273 to .315), Hanley Ramirez (.249 to .286), Jackie Bradley Jr. (.249 to .267), Sandy Leon (.184 to .310), and Chris Young (.252 to .276). 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 given annually 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 runs (853), 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, with 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.

Playing Career

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 ML 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 is Victor Manuel Rodriguez. Married to Elba...The couple has 2 sons, Victor Jr., a scouting supervisor 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...Has 1 grandson, Manny. Attended Naguabo High School in Puerto Rico.

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