Was named the 53rd manager in Cubs franchise history on 11/7/13, his first managerial experience at the Major League level.
Coached six seasons at the Major League level with San Diego, three as bench coach...originally joined the Padres as first base coach after being named to the post on 12/12/07.
Named as manager for Team Mexico for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
First joined the organization as a coach at Single-A Lake Elsinore in 2003.
Spent four seasons managing in the Padres minor league system at Lake Elsinore (2004-06)and Triple-A Portland (2007).
During his three-year stint as manager at Lake Elsinore, guided the Storm to a 212-206 (.507) record, advancing to the California League's South Division final in 2006.
Managed four seasons in the Florida Marlins organization at Single-A Brevard County (1998), Single-A Kane County (1999) and Double-A Portland (2000-01), becoming the first former Florida player to manage in the organization...named Midwest League Manager of the Year after leading Kane County to a league-best 78-59 record in 1999.
Selected by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1980 First-Year Player Draft.
Hit .237 (100-for-422) with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 41 RBI in 184 career Major League games with the Pirates (1986), Seattle Mariners (1987-88) and Florida Marlins (1993-94).
Played third base for the Charros de Jalisco of the Mexican League (1991-92), winning the league's batting crown with a .442 average in 1991...named Mexican League Player of the Year in 1991.
Richard Aviña Renteria...he and his wife, Ilene, live in Temecula, Calif...has three sons, Joseph, Michael and Anthony, and a daughter, Alexandria...attended South Gate (CA) High School...his son, Joseph, serves in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Nicholas...his son, Anthony, was signed by the Padres as a 39th-round selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, currently playing in the organization's minor league system.