Tony Diaz
Minnesota Twins – No. 46
Shortstop, Coach
Born: (1977-01-23) January 23, 1977 (age 45)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Teams

Antonio Manuel Diaz (born January 23, 1977) is a Dominican professional baseball coach. He is the third base coach for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Diaz was raised in the Dominican Republic.[1] He graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor's degree in marketing. He played in Minor League Baseball as a Shortstop through 1995, and served as the manager for the baseball team at G. Holmes Braddock High School in Miami, Florida. Diaz served as the hitting coach for the Casper Ghosts from 2001 through 2006, taking over as their manager in 2007.[1][2]

The Rockies hired Diaz as their major league first base coach before the 2017 season.[3] After the 2018 season, the Twins hired Diaz as their third base coach, replacing Gene Glynn.[4]

Diaz has two children. He and his wife, Lauren live in Scottsdale, Arizona.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Arnold, Patti (June 22, 2012). "GJ Rockies manager Tony Diaz more than a coach to young charges". Grand Junction Sentinel. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Casper Rockies. "Diaz takes over for Carey in Casper". Milb.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  3. ^ Saunders, Patrick (December 22, 2016). "Rockies fill out coaching staff; Duane Espy, Jeff Salazar will be co-hitting coaches – The Denver Post". Denverpost.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "Twins will hire Tony Diaz away from Rockies, promote Tommy Watkins to MLB staff - 1500 ESPN Twin Cities". 1500espn.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.