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Note: This page discusses 1990s and 2000s infielder Eduardo Pérez. For the Venezuelan national team infielder of the same name, click here.
Eduardo Atanasio Pérez
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 4", Weight 215 lb.
- School Florida State University
- High School Robinson School (Santurce)
- Debut July 27, 1993
- Final Game September 29, 2006
- Born September 11, 1969 in Cincinnati, OH USA
He was selected 17th overall by the California Angels in the 1st round of the 1991 amateur draft, out of Florida State University and played in the major leagues from 1993 to 2006. His best season was in 1997, when he hit .253 with 18 doubles and 16 homers in 106 games for the Cincinnati Reds.
He has worked for ESPN as one of the analysts for Baseball Tonight and as a color commentator on weeknight broadcasts. He managed the Puerto Rican national team in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games. Despite the home field advantage and the second-highest number of former major leaguers in the event, they only finished fourth; they were undefeated in round one but lost both medal round games in the 9th inning. He also managed the Colombian national team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
On June 8, 2011, he was appointed hitting coach of the Florida Marlins, replacing the fired John Mallee. He then moved to the Houston Astros in 2013 as bench coach for new manager Bo Porter but stayed only one season. He managed league champions in different winter leagues in consecutive seasons: the Puerto Rican League's Cangrejeros de Santurce in 2014-2015 and the Venezuelan League's Tigres de Aragua in 2015-2016.