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Coaching Career
Rodriguez will be in his third full season as Kansas City's third base coach...Eddie began 2010 as the club's first base coach before moving across the diamond on May 14...He joined the Royals staff as special assignment coach on October 31, 2008 and served in that capacity in 2009...Joined the Kansas City organization after spending two seasons with the Mariners...spent 2008 as the Seattle first base coach after managing West Tennessee in the Double-A Southern League in 2007...Spent three seasons as Frank Robinson's bench coach from 2004-06 with the Montreal Expos in 2004 and the Washington Nationals in 2005-06...Served three seasons on the Major League staff of the Arizona Diamondbacks...was Arizona's third base coach in 2002 and 2003 after working as the first base coach in 2001...greeted the D'Backs Luis Gonzalez after his game-winning hit in the ninth inning in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series against the Yankees...Managed the Queens Kingsin the New York-PennLeague in 2000...Queens was aClass A affiliate oftheBlue Jays...Was the Toronto Blue Jays third base coach in 1998 under manager Tim Johnson...Began his coaching career and spent 15 seasons in the Angels organization from 1983-1997...served as a player/ coach in 1984 with Waterbury and a player/manager 1986 with Quad Cities...also managed Quad Cities from 1987-89 and Midland in 1990...worked three seasons as the Angels' minor league roving defense coordinator from 1991-93 and fourseasons as field coordinator from 1994-97.

Playing Career
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 1977 draft, but did not sign...was selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the January phase of the 1978 draft ... Played six seasons in the minors as an infielder, hitting .236 with 33 stolen bases.

Miscellaneous Notes
Eduardo Rodriguez resides in Miami, Fla...he has one son, Joshua...Graduated from Miami (Fla.) High in 1977 and attended Miami Dade South Junior College...Served as a coach on the 2000 U.S. Olympic baseball team than won the gold medal in Sydney...Also managed the 2009 U.S. squad at the Baseball World Cup in Europe, bringing home the gold medal.

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