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Miguel Angel Rojas

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 3", Weight 250 lb.

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[edit] Biographical information

Rojas {left) as manager of the Toledo Mud Hens in 2007

The son of Cookie Rojas and brother of Victor Rojas, catcher Mike Rojas has played and managed in the minors.

He debuted professionally in 1983 with the Idaho Falls A's, hitting .163/~.198/.239. The hefty backstop struck out in 34 of his 92 AB. He moved on to the GCL Blue Jays in 1984 and batted .220/~.258/.257. Rojas led Gulf Coast League catchers that year in games (53), putouts (319), assists (55) and errors (9).

After retiring as a player, Rojas was as an assistant coach at St. Thomas University. He then spent time as a minor league manager in the Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, and Cincinnati Reds organizations.

In 2004, Rojas managed the Oneonta Tigers, and he spent the next two years as skipper of the Lakeland Tigers. He was slated to become the Detroit Tigers' minor league catching coordinator in 2007 but instead spent the season as manager of the Toledo Mud Hens while Larry Parrish was recovering from ankle surgery. After the season, Rojas was promoted to Minor League Field Coordinator for the Tigers. IN 2011, Rojas was the Tigers' Director of player development. In July 2011, Jeff Jones was moved from bullpen coach to pitching coach, and Rojas replaced him as bullpen coach. He stayed in the position until the end of the 2013 season, then moved to the Seattle Mariners as bullpen coach in 2014, when fellow Tigers coach Lloyd McClendon was appointed as Seattle's manager.

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1992 GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League 30-29 8th Chicago White Sox
1993 GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League 32-27 5th Chicago White Sox
1994 GCL White Sox Gulf Coast League 20-40 14th Chicago White Sox
1995 Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League 49-89 14th Chicago White Sox
1997 Auburn Doubledays New York-Penn League 29-47 13th Houston Astros
1998 Quad City River Bandits Midwest League 77-62 4th Houston Astros Lost in 1st round
1999 Rockford Reds Midwest League 76-63 4th Cincinnati Reds Lost in 1st round
2000 Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League 70-68 3rd Cincinnati Reds
2004 Oneonta Tigers New York-Penn League 33-41 10th Detroit Tigers
2005 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 85-48 1st Detroit Tigers Lost League Finals
2006 Lakeland Tigers Florida State League 68-68 6th Detroit Tigers
2007 Toledo Mud Hens International League 82-61 2nd Detroit Tigers Lost in 1st round

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