Eddie Rodriguez — Manager
Kirk Champion — Pitching Coach
Ernie Young — Batting Coach
Jamie Quirk — Third Base Coach
Rolando de Armas — Auxiliary Coach
Jim Bowie — Auxiliary Coach
Bob Watson — General Manager


Eddie Rodriguez — Manager

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Eddie Rodriguez is a former Minor League baseball player and manager and the former first-base coach for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Rodriguez was drafted as a shortstop by the Baltimore Orioles in 1978 out of a Miami high school and spent five seasons in the minors for the Orioles and California Angels. He was then a coach and manager in the Angels' Minor League system from 1983-93 before joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization as a Minor League field coordinator, a post he held on and off from 1994-2000. He also served as third-base coach for the Blue Jays in 1998. After a stint as third-base coach for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Baseball Team in Sydney in 2000, he served as a coach with the 2001 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks, Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals. He was the manager of the Seattle Mariners Double-A team, the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, in 2007 before joining the Mariners for the 2008 season. In 2009, Rodriguez was named a special-assignment coach in the Kansas City Royals organization.


Kirk Champion — Pitching Coach

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Kirk Champion is in his seventh full season as the White Sox Minor League pitching coordinator after serving for 14 seasons as a pitching coach in the White Sox system. He worked as a pitching coach in the Arizona Fall League in 1998 and 2008 and was the pitching coach for Team USA in the 2006 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Havana, Cuba, where the team won gold. In 2001, Champion was the pitching coach for the USA squad that won the silver medal at the World Cup in Taiwan and for the International League All-Star Team. He was a coach for the World Team at the 2000 Futures Game in Atlanta and was pitching coach in the Venezuelan Winter League in 1990 and 1992-93. Champion served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1986-88) and Southwest Missouri State University (1979-81) before being named head coach at Rend Lake (Ill.) Junior College (1982-85).


Ernie Young — Batting Coach

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Ernie Young is a former Major League outfielder who played for the Oakland Athletics (1994-97), Kansas City Royals (1998), Arizona Diamondbacks (1999), Detroit Tigers (2003), and Cleveland Indians (2004). He also played one season in Japan for the Yokohama BayStars (2002). In eight Major League seasons, he played in 288 games, had 179 hits, 27 home runs, 90 RBIs, 10 stolen bases and a .225 batting average. He won an Olympic gold medal for the United States in the 2000 Sydney Games and also played on the 2003 Olympic Qualifying Team. On June 12, 2006, he hit his 300th career Minor League home run. As a member of the Oakland Athletics in a game against the Detroit Tigers, Young started a triple play with a leaping catch in center field. Following his retirement after the 2007 season, Young became the hitting coach of the Great Falls (Mont.) Voyagers, the Chicago White Sox's Rookie affiliate in the Pioneer League. On Nov. 21, 2008, he was named the manager of the Kannapolis (N.C.) Intimidators for the 2009 season.


Jamie Quirk — Third Base Coach

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Jamie Quirk was a No. 1 pick of the Kansas City Royals in 1972. He played 18 years in the Major Leagues and coached in the big leagues for 15 years (Royals, eight years; Texas Rangers, one year; Colorado Rockies, six years). He also played in three World Series and coached in one as well. Quirk played for the 1985 World Champion Kansas City Royals, 1980 American League champion Royals, 1990 American League champion Oakland A's, and he was a coach for the 2007 National League champion Colorado Rockies. Quirk is currently a scout for the Cincinnati Reds.


Jim Bowie — Auxiliary Coach

Jim Bowie played a total of 10 years professionally, seven with the Seattle Mariners and three with the Oakland A's, making it to the big leagues in 1994 with the A's and winning two Minor League batting titles along the way. Bowie started coaching in 1997 with the San Diego Padres, spending a full season with the Padres in 1998 when they went to the World Series. He was the hitting coordinator for the Montreal Expos from 2000-01 and has also coached with the Toronto Blue Jays and the San Francisco Giants. He has been involved in professional baseball for more than 20 years.


Bob Watson — General Manager

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Bob Watson was named Major League Baseball's vice president of on-field operations in 2002. In his capacity, he oversees player discipline, pace of game, uniform policy, stadium configuration and other on-field matters. As a player, Watson was a two-time All-Star (1973, '75) in his 19 Major League seasons with the Astros, Red Sox, Yankees and Braves. He was a career .295 hitter with 184 home runs and 989 runs batted in. On May 4, 1975, Watson scored the one millionth run in Major League Baseball history. In 1993, Watson became the first African-American with the title of general manager in Major League history when the Astros promoted him. Following the 1995 season, he was named the general manager of the Yankees, and, in 1996, his first full season, Watson became the first African-American general manager of a World Series Championship club. He served as general manager of the Yankees until Feb. 1998. In 2005, USA Baseball named Watson as its general manager of professional baseball operations.