- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 185 lb.
- School Miami-Dade New World Center Community College
- Born November 22, 1957 in Havana, Cuba
Catcher Chino Cadahia, the brother of Benny Cadahia and cousin of Mike Cadahia, was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the secondary phase of the January 1977 amateur draft and played seven seasons in the minor leagues. He debuted with the Auburn Phillies in 1977 and hit .228/~.318/.275 his first year, playing mostly first base. In 1978, Chino was with the unaffiliated Paintsville Highlanders and hit .266/~.318/.392. He was the Appalachian League All-Star catcher despite a league-leading 17 passed balls. In 1979, Cadahia was in the Minnesota Twins chain with the Visalia Oaks, hitting .285/~.378/.402. He had 19 errors but was the California League All-Star backstop.
In 1980, Cadahia began a stretch with the Orlando Twins, hitting .234/~.311/.345. He hit .224 for them the next year and saw his only playing time at AAA, batting .208 with the Toledo Mud Hens. He hit .228 for the 1982 Orlando club, then in 1983 finished up as a player by putting up a .260/~.349/.342 line with Orlando, backing up All-Star Jeff Reed.
Cadahia was the pitching coach for the Salem Redbirds in 1984-1985, then a manager in the Texas Rangers' system for many years. He was Ivan Rodriguez's first manager in the Minor Leagues and handed him the nickname "Pudge." Cadahia was the Atlanta Braves' roving minor league catching instructor in 1996-1997, then the Minor League Field Coordinator from 1998-2006. He was named bench coach for the Atlanta Braves in 2007, then took that position with the Kansas City Royals in 2012 and kept the job until the end of the 2013 season. As of 2022, he was still in the Royals organization as a senior coordinator in charge of player development.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1986||Daytona Beach Islanders||Florida State League||40-97||12th||Texas Rangers|
|1987||Gastonia Rangers||South Atlantic League||58-82||11th||Texas Rangers|
|1988||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||35-28||6th||Texas Rangers|
|1989||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||33-30||8th||Texas Rangers|
|1990||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||36-27||3rd (t)||Texas Rangers|
|1991||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||30-29||6th (t)||Texas Rangers|
|1992||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||28-31||11th||Texas Rangers|
|1993||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||40-20||1st||Texas Rangers||League Champs|
|1994||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||32-28||7th||Texas Rangers|
|1995||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||24-34||10th||Texas Rangers|
|1996||GCL Braves||Gulf Coast League||3-9||16th||Atlanta Braves||replaced Robert Lucas (11-36) on August 13|
Sources include 1978-1981 and 1984 Baseball Guides, Pat Doyle's Professional Baseball Player Database
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