Rodriguez would welcome return as Majors manager

Rodriguez would welcome return as Majors manager

MIAMI -- In the right situation, Edwin Rodriguez would be interested in managing again in the big leagues.

For now, the 52-year-old is perfectly happy managing Team Puerto Rico in addition to managing Double-A Akron in Cleveland's system.

Rodriguez led the Marlins to a 78-85 record in parts of two seasons. In May 2010, he replaced Fredi Gonzalez. But with the team struggling in June 2011, he resigned and was replaced by Jack McKeon.

Since 2011, he has managed in Cleveland's Minor League system as well as in Puerto Rico.

Already this year he has received calls to be on a big league coaching staff, but his interest is to manage at the big league level, or remain with what he is doing.

"Oh, definitely, I would like to do that down the road," Rodriguez said. "I haven't had any conversations regarding being the manager. Some organizations have been calling me about the possibility of becoming a coach.

"Since 2011, when I left the Marlins, and then in 2012, the same in 2013, they've been contacting me. But at this point in my career, I'm more interested in keeping managing than coaching. I don't want to take anything away from coaching, but at this point in my career I would like to stay as a manager regardless of what level it is."

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