Facts and Information
Rick was named the 53rd manager in Cubs history, November 7, 2013, replacing Dale Sveum ... the 2014 campaign marks his 16th year as a manager or coach following a 13-year playing career (1980-89, 1991-94).
- Joins Chicago following six seasons (2008-13) on the San Diego Padres Major League coaching staff, including bench coach duties from 2011-13. Was the Padres first base coach from 2008-10.
- Was the manager for Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
- First joined San Diego in 2003 as a coach with Single-A Lake Elsinore ... was a manager in the Padres farm system from 2004-07.
- Managed four seasons in the Marlins organization from 1998-2001 ... named Midwest League Manager of the Year after leading Kane County to a league- best 78-59 record in 1999.
- Hit .237 (100-for-422) with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 41 RBI in 184 career big league games with Pittsburgh (1986), Seattle (1987- 88) and Florida (1993-94).
- Played third base for the Charros de Jalisco of the Mexican League in 1991-92, winning the league's batting crown with a .442 average in 1991, earning Mexican League Player of the Year honors.
Managerial and Coaching Career
Rick began his coaching career in 1998 and has been a coach or manager for 15 seasons with Florida (1998-2001) and San Diego (2003-13), including the last six years on the Padres Major League staff ... was San Diego's bench coach from 2011-13 after handling first base coach duties from 2008-10.
- Managed Team Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
- Was a minor league coach or manager in San Diego's system from 2003- 07 ... was a coach at Single-A Lake Elsinore before managing there for three seasons from 2004-06 ... managed at Triple-A Portland in 2007 before his promotion to the major league staff.
- Managed the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs in 2000-2001, capping a four- year stint as a manager in the Marlins farm system.
- Named the 1999 Midwest League Manager of the Year after guiding Single-A Kane County to a league-best 78-59 record. w Was also recognized by the Marlins organization as the Carl Barger Player Development Person of the Year.
- Began his managerial career in 1998, taking the helm of Single-A Brevard County in the Marlins chain. w Became the first former Marlins player to join the organization as a manager in the system.
Originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1980 First-Year Player Draft, Rick appeared in 184 Major League games as an infielder with the Pirates (1986), Mariners (1987-88) and Marlins (1993-94).
- Made his Major League debut with the Pirates in 1986, playing in 10 games.
- Collected the first pinch-hit in Marlins history, April 14, 1993, at San Francisco off Dave Righetti.
- Hit his first career Major League home run, June 1, 1993, off the Giants Bud Black.
- Batted .287 in 857 career minor league games, amassing 167 doubles, 32 triples, 37 home runs and 397 RBI.
- Played in the Mexican League in 1985 and again in 1991-92 ... won the league's batting crown with a .442 average in 1991 for the Charros de Jalisco, earning Mexican League Player of the Year honors.