Roly de Armas
Rolando Jesus de Armas
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 190 lb.
Catcher Roly de Armas played in the Philadelphia Phillies chain from 1973 to 1977.
De Armas began his post-playing career as a coach for the Peninsula Pilots in 1978. He was a minor league manager from 1979 to 1992, then coached the Clearwater Phillies in 1993. He was the Arizona Diamondbacks' minor league catching instructor in 1999, and held the same post for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005-2006. He has been a coach at the big league level for the Chicago White Sox (1995-1996) and Toronto Blue Jays (2000).
2007 was the 28th season out of the previous 35 years that de Armas spent in the Phillies organization as a player, coach, or manager.
He coached for Team USA in the 2007 Baseball World Cup, when they won their first Gold in over 30 years in a Baseball World Cup. He was with the US when they won Bronze in the 2008 Olympics, a Gold in the2 2009 Baseball World Cup, a tie for third in the 2010 Pan American Games Qualifying Tournament, the 2011 Baseball World Cup and 2011 Pan American Games.