Padres Roster & Staff

Rod Barajas #20

COACHING CAREER:
Enters his sixth season in the Padres organization and his first as bench coach for the Major League club...Served as manager for Triple-A El Paso for the previous three seasons, leading the Chihuahuas to three consecutive Pacific Coast League division titles and a franchise-best 82-57 record in 2018...Barajas spent the 2015 season as hitting coach for Single-A Lake Elsinore before taking over as manager of Double-A San Antonio that June...began the 2014 campaign as manager of the organization's Rookie-Level affiliate in Peoria, Ariz., and finished the season with Lake Elsinore as hitting coach.

PLAYING CAREER: 
Played parts of 14 Major League seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999-2003), Texas Rangers (2004-06), Philadelphia Phillies (2007), Toronto Blue Jays (2008-09), New York Mets (2010), Los Angeles Dodgers (2010-11) and Pittsburgh Pirates (2012)...Hit a combined .235 (812-for-3460) with 187 doubles, one triple, 136 HR, 480 RBI and 396 runs scored in 1,114 career Major League games...Originally signed by Arizona as a minor league free agent in 1996, he made his big league debut for the Diamondbacks in 1999 and was a member of the 2001 World Series Championship team...Played for Team Mexico in the 2009 World Baseball Classic and was honored as Toronto's nominee for the 2009 Heart and Hustle Award.

PERSONAL: 
Full name is Rodrigo Richard Barajas…resides in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. with his wife, Stacie, and their eight children: Andrew, Bryce, Rod Jr., Jace, Aunalilia, Aubrielle, Starlette and Emiko...a native of Ontario, Calif... graduated from Santa Fe High School (CA) and attended Cerritos Junior College in Nowalk, Calif.