Luis Rene Alicea De Jesus
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 5' 9", Weight 177 lb.
- School Florida State University
- High School Liceo Interamericano Castro
- Debut April 23, 1988
- Final Game September 25, 2002
- Born July 29, 1965 in Santurce, P.R.
Luis Alicea was signed as a 1st round pick in the 1986 amateur draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and scout Marty Maier. He first made it to the majors with the Cardinals in 1988, when he hit .212 in 92 games, then did not return until 1991. That time it was for good, as he played a total of 1,341 games over 13 seasons. He primarily wore number 18 during his major league career.
After his playing days ended, Alicea managed the Lowell Spinners in 2004 and 2005 and was skipper of the Greenville Drive in 2006. In 2007, he became first base coach of the Boston Red Sox, holding that post from 2007 to 2008 and the same post with the New York Mets in 2009.
His brother, infielder Ed Alicea, played several seasons in the minor leagues. His cousins, Melvin and Irving Falu, also played in the minors, with Irving seeing time in three big league seasons (2012 to 2014).
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|2004||Lowell Spinners||New York-Penn League||32-44||11th||Boston Red Sox|
|2005||Lowell Spinners||New York-Penn League||42-33||5th||Boston Red Sox|
|2006||Greenville Drive||South Atlantic League||67-73||11th||Boston Red Sox|