Edwin Rodriguez named Manager of the Carolina Wildcats

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today named EDWIN RODRIGUEZ Manager of the Class A Carolina Mudcats of the Carolina League.

Rodriguez, 51, compiled a two-year managerial record of 78-85 (.479) over his two seasons as Manager of the Florida Marlins from June 23, 2010 to June 18, 2011, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in Major League Baseball history. Prior to his stint as Marlins skipper, he managed in the Florida Player Development System from 2005-2010, first joining the South Florida organization in 2004 as hitting coach for the then Double A Carolina Mudcats. Edwin spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with New York-AL and San Diego from 1982-85 before concluding his player career in 1987. He has been in the game as a player, coach, scout and manager for the last 32 seasons since 1980.

The Carolina Mudcats, located in Zebulon, NC, are now the Cleveland Indians Class A affiliate in the Carolina League after purchasing the Kinston franchise prior to the 2011 season.