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Iván DeJesús Alvarez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 175 lb.
 Biographical Information
Shortstop Iván DeJesús was known by Puerto Rican fans as "El Pulpo", the Octopus, for his fielding abilities. Highly touted as a shortstop in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, DeJesús had his way blocked by Bill Russell. Traded to the Chicago Cubs in 1977, DeJesús put in several creditable seasons with the Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. Although not an outstanding hitter, he was a good handler of the bat who did not embarrass himself at the plate.
After his playing career, DeJesús was a minor league manager and coach. In 2006, he led the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League and following the season was named to the Chicago Cubs coaching staff for 2007.
He is the father of Iván DeJesús Jr.
 Notable Achievements
- NL Runs Scored Leader (1978)
- 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1978)
 Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|1990||GCL Dodgers||Gulf Coast League||38-25||2nd||Los Angeles Dodgers||League Champs|
|1991||GCL Dodgers||Gulf Coast League||29-31||10th||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|1992||San Bernardino Spirit||California League||52-84||9th||Seattle Mariners|
|2001||Pittsfield Astros||New York-Penn League||45-30||4th||Houston Astros|
|2002||Tri-City ValleyCats||New York-Penn League||27-48||13th||Houston Astros|
|2003||Tri-City ValleyCats||New York-Penn League||44-32||5th||Houston Astros|
|2004||Lexington Legends||South Atlantic League||67-72||11th||Houston Astros|
|2005||Salem Avalanche||Carolina League||67-74||5th||Houston Astros|
|2006||Greeneville Astros||Appalachian League||34-33||4th (t)||Houston Astros|
|2012||Lexington Legends||South Atlantic League||69-69||7th||Houston Astros|