Miguel Angel Rojas
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 250 lb.
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. He was dismissed, along with McClendon, at the end of the 2015 season.
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|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|
|2017||Toledo Mud Hens||International League||Detroit Tigers|