Scrappers announce new manager

Florida Marlins interim manager Edwin Rodriguez looks on from the dugout during the second inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, June 23, 2010, in Baltimore. Fredi Gonzalez was fired as manager earlier Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
(AP Photo/Rob Carr)

NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Niles, OH – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers, in conjunction with the Cleveland Indians Player Development Staff announced Edwin Rodriguez as the manager of the Scrappers for the 2016 season.

Rodriguez, 55, has been in professional baseball since 1980.

He managed the Florida Marlins in 2010-11 and has been a member of the Indians family since 2012, managing Class-A Carolina in 2012 and AA Akron in 2013.

Returning to the Scrappers coaching staff for the 2016 season is Hitting Coach, Kevin Howard and Athletic Trainer, Jake Legan. New to the staff is Pitching Coach, Tighe Dickinson and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Jake Sankal.

Rodriguez and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers open up the 2016 season at home on Friday, June 17 at 7:05PM.

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