Is in his first season with Miami after eight seasons as a coach under Ozzie Guillen with the White Sox, the last five as bench coach. Spent 2004-06 seasons as Chicago's third base coach. He will also serve as Marlins' infield instructor ... Prior to his first Major League coaching position, managed the Savannah Sand Gnats, single-A affiliate of the Montreal Expos in 2003. Posted a 58-80 record; 31-38 in the first half, 27-42 in the second half ... Spent the previous two seasons as manager for the Kingsport Mets, advanced rookie affiliate of the New York Mets. In 2002, finished fifth in the Appalachian League with a 23-44 record. Also finished fifth in 2001 with a 31-35 mark ... Began his coaching career in 2000 with the Daytona Cubs. That season, the Club went 5-0 in the playoffs on its way to being crowned Florida State League Champion ... Was the general manager for Caguas in the Puerto Rican Winter League from 1999-2001, winning the championship in 2001.
Selected by San Diego in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1985 draft and enjoyed an 11-year Major League career with San Diego (1987, 1989-90), the White Sox (1991-94), Seattle (1995-98) and Cleveland (1998) ... Hit .277 (1035x3734) with 30 home runs and 294 RBI over 1,119 games ... Marked his best season as a Major Leaguer in 1997 when he posted a .300 average, 172 hits, 40 doubles, 11 home runs, 54 RBI and a .441 slugging percentage. Earned American League All-Star honors ... Garnered a 24-game hit streak from May 2-29, 1997 to mark the longest hit streak in Mariners history and longest ever by an AL switch-hitter.
Jose Manuel Cora. Married to Kiria, and the couple has two children: Kimberly and Joey ... Played collegiate baseball for three seasons at Vanderbilt University, where he was a math major. Was a two-time All-American as a player, and two-time academic All-American. Named Most Valuable Player of the Cape Cod League in 1984 ... His foundation, the "Joey Cora Charitable Foundation," hosted an annual concert to benefit children affected by HIV ... Younger brother, Alex, is an infielder who has played in the Major Leagues since 1998.