From first round to Wrigley: The Rick Renteria Timeline

From first round to Wrigley: The Rick Renteria Timeline
November 7, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Rick Renteria was hired to take over as the Cubs’ manager on Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the key dates throughout Renteria’s 33-year professional career.

1980

— Selected 20th overall in the first round of the amateur draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1986

— Made his major league debut with the Pirates on Sept. 14. Played one game.

— Traded by Pittsburgh to the Seattle Mariners on Dec. 5. Appeared in 43 games for the Mariners between 1987-88.

1991

— Named the Mexican League player of the year after he hit .442 for Charros de Jalisco.

1993

— Signed with the expansion Florida Marlins. He appeared in 131 games over two seasons. Appeared in his final game on Aug. 11, 1994.

1998

— Took over at Single-A Brevard County and became first former player to be hired by the Marlins to manage.

1999

— Managed at Single-A Kane County (Marlins) and earned Midwest League manager of year honors.

2000

— Managed two seasons at Double-A Portland (Marlins).

2003

— Hired by Padres as a coach at Single-A Lake Elsinore.

2004

— Promoted to manager at Lake Elsinore and held that title through 2006 season.

2007

— Became manager of the Padres’ Triple-A Portland club.

2008

— Joined Padres’ big league club as first-base coach, a role he held for three seasons.

2011

— Took over as the Padres’ bench coach.

2013

— Managed Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

— Hired by the Cubs on Nov. 7 to become the club’s 53rd manager.