• Begins his third season as Boston's assistant hitting coach...Was named to that position on 11/30/12...The 2014 season marked his 20th year in the Red Sox organization.
• Served as assistant hitting coach for the 2014 American League All-Stars on 7/15 at MIN.
• Named 2014 "Man of the Year" by the BoSox Club on 9/24...The award is annually given to a deserving team member recognizing not only their contribution to the success of the team on the field, but also for their cooperation and efforts in community endeavors.
• In 2013, along with hitting coach Greg Colbrunn, worked with Red Sox batters who led the Majors in several offensive categories, including runs (853), runs per game (5.27), RBIs (819), SLG (.446), OBP (.349), OPS (.795), total bases (2,521), extra-base hits (570), and doubles (363)...The Sox were also second in MLB in AVG (.277) and hits (1,566), and third in walks (581).
• From 2007-12 served as the Red Sox' Minor League hitting coordinator, a position he also held in 2002...For three seasons (2004-06) was the club's Latin Field Coordinator...Was a Minor League hitting instructor in 2003.
• Was a hitting coach in the Red Sox system for six years, which included stints at Class A Sarasota (1996-98), Rookie-level Gulf Coast League (1999, 2001) and Class A Augusta (2000).
• Began his coaching career in the Red Sox organization in 1995 after playing in 31 games with Triple-A Pawtucket.
• Signed by BAL in 1977 at the age of 15...Played for parts of 19 pro seasons in the Orioles (1977-84), Padres (1985), Cardinals (1986-87), Twins (1988-91), Phillies (1992-93), Marlins (1994) and Red Sox (1995) organizations.
• An infielder, appeared in 17 Major League games over stints with BAL (1984) and MIN (1989) and hit .429 (12-for-28).
• In 1,759 Minor League games, batted .295 (1,905-for-6,468) with 102 HR and 774s RBI...Received the Clyde Kluttz Orioles Organization Player of the Year Award in 1981.
• Married to Elba...The couple has two sons: Victor Jr., Dominican Republic supervisor/crosschecker in the Red Sox International Scouting Department; and Miguel, a catcher who was drafted by the Red Sox in 2012...Has one grandson, Victor Manuel Rodriguez II.
• Attended Naguabo High School in Puerto Rico.