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Carlos Manuel Lezcano Rubio

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Carlos Lezcano played in the majors in 1980-81. More recently, he has managed in the minors for many years.

Cousin of Sixto Lezcano, Carlos was, like Sixto, born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Carlos played in the minors from 1977-84, hitting .326 for Midland in 1979. He showed moderate power with a high of 19 home runs for Wichita in 1980.

The Chicago Cubs' opening day center fielder in 1980, Lezcano played in 42 games at the major league level that season, hitting .205. He also had some appearances in 1981.

Lezcano has now managed for three different organizations in the Arizona League in a minor league managing career that is getting close to 20 years.

Was named California League Manager of the Year in 2010 after guiding the Lake Elsinore Storm to the league's best record.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1992 AZL Mariners Arizona League 32-24 2nd (t) Seattle Mariners
1993 Appleton Foxes Midwest League 62-72 9th Seattle Mariners
1994 Appleton Foxes Midwest League 75-64 4th Seattle Mariners
1995 San Jose Giants California League 77-63 4th San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1996 San Jose Giants California League 89-51 1st San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1997 Shreveport Captains Texas League 76-62 2nd San Francisco Giants Lost League Finals
1999 Helena Brewers Pioneer League 47-28 2nd Milwaukee Brewers Lost in 1st round
2000 Huntsville Stars Southern League 64-75 9th (t) Milwaukee Brewers
2001 AZL Brewers Arizona League 27-29 4th Milwaukee Brewers
2002 AZL Brewers Arizona League 26-30 6th Milwaukee Brewers
2003 Idaho Falls Padres Pioneer League 24-52 8th San Diego Padres
2004 AZL Padres Arizona League 26-30 7th San Diego Padres
2005 AZL Padres Arizona League 29-27 4th San Diego Padres
2006 AZL Padres Arizona League 36-19 1st San Diego Padres League Champs
2007 Lake Elsinore Storm California League 74-65 4th San Diego Padres Lost League Finals
2008 Lake Elsinore Storm California League 71-69 4th San Diego Padres Lost in 1st round
2009 Lake Elsinore Storm California League 73-67 5th San Diego Padres Lost in 1st round
2010 Lake Elsinore Storm California League 81-59 1st San Diego Padres Lost in 2nd round
2011 Lake Elsinore Storm California League 23-31 -- San Diego Padres -- replaced by Phil Plantier on June 3
2013 El Paso Diablos American Association Independent Leagues replaced Tim Johnson

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