- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 185 lb.
- High School George Washington High School (Manhattan)
- Debut May 12, 1992
- Final Game September 22, 2002
- Born November 20, 1967 in New York, NY USA
After his major league career ended, infielder Alex Arias was a player/coach for the Yuma Scorpions of the Golden Baseball League in 2005 and joined the coaching staff of the Frederick Keys of the Carolina League in 2006. He was named manager of the Bluefield Orioles for 2007.
He batted for a career high .303 with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1999. That year, he led the National League in pinch hitting with a .545 average (12 for 22); this is a remarkable achievement as he stepped in to replace Desi Relaford at SS after Relaford injured his wrist. Arias continued in a starting role until Relaford's return in early September. Had he been given the opportunity for a few more starts, after Relaford returned to the starting line-up, Arias would have been officially inked in the history book for being second in fielding percentage for shortstops.
He was the last member of the Phillies to start a triple play at Veterans Stadium. In fact, he started triple plays in back-to-back years. The first was against the New York Mets at the Vet and the second against the San Francisco Giants. He also knocked in the winning run with a double down the left field line to close out the Vet.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|2007||Bluefield Orioles||Appalachian League||32-36||6th||Baltimore Orioles|