Former Florida manager Edwin Rodriguez has been hired by Cleveland to manage one of their minor league affiliates.
Rodriguez, who managed the Marlins for parts of two seasons, will take over the Carolina Mudcats, the Indians' Class A team. The 51-year-old Rodriguez went 78-85 with the Marlins and became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history.
Before taking over the Marlins, Rodriguez managed in Florida's development system for five years. In that role, he worked as the Mudcats hitting coach in 2004.
Rodriguez played in the majors for the New York Yankees and San Diego before retiring in 1987.