Managing/Coaching Career: Enters his 1st season in the Red Sox organization...Named Bench Coach on 11/2/17. In addition to his role as Bench Coach, also coordinates Red Sox Major League Spring Training. Has 27 years of coaching experience (1991-2017), including 20 in the major leagues...Has 10 years of managerial experience, including 5 seasons managing the Milwaukee Brewers from 2011-15. Most recently served as the 3rd base coach for the Los Angeles Angels from 2016-17. Managed MIL from 2011-15, leading the club to a .508 winning percentage (342-331) over his tenure...His 342 managerial wins rank 5th in franchise history. Finished 2nd in NL Manager of the Year voting in his debut managerial season (2011) after leading MIL to a franchise-record 96 wins and their first NL Central title...The team defeated ARI in the NLDS (3-2) before falling to the eventual champion Cardinals in the NLCS (4-2). Was named to the 2012 National League All-Star coaching staff by manager Tony La Russa. Issued 27 managerial challenges in 2014, the inaugural season for MLB's current instant replay system...17 of those (63.0%) were overturned. Was relieved of his managerial duties on 5/3/15 and joined the Dodgers as 3rd base coach on 8/17/15. Prior to his time in Milwaukee, served on the Angels' ML staff for 11 seasons as 3rd base coach (2000-05) and bench coach (2006-10)...The Angels made the postseason in 6 of those seasons, winning the World Series in 2002. Made his ML coaching debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1992-93. Spent 7 seasons as a minor league coach and manager in the Dodgers (1991, '94-98) and Giants (1999) organizations. Managed Rookie-level Great Falls (1994), Single-A San Bernardino (1995), Double-A San Antonio (1997-98), and Triple-A Albuquerque (1998) for LAD, as well as Triple-A Fresno (1999) for SF. Served as hitting coach for San Antonio (1991) and Albuquerque (1996). Named Manager of the Year in the California League in 1995 and in the Texas League in 1997, both in championship seasons...Managed current Red Sox manager Alex Cora with San Antonio in 1997 and with Albuquerque in 1998...Coached Red Sox first base coach Tom Goodwin while with the 1992-93 Dodgers.
Playing Career: Played 8 ML seasons as an outfielder with the Dodgers (1981-83), Mariners (1983), Padres (1984), Giants (1985), Phillies (1986-87), and Reds (1988)...Played 527 ML games, batting .238 (256-for-1,076) with 17 HR, 113 RBI, 24 SB, 190 BB, and 195 SO. Appeared in 2 World Series games for the 1984 Padres...SD lost to DET, 4-1. From 1977-89, played 919 minor league games, batting .284 (876-for-3,086) with 71 HR, 474 RBI, and 188 SB in the LAD, SEA, SD, SF, PHI, OAK, CIN, and TEX organizations.
Personal: Full name is Ronald Jon Roenicke...Last name is pronounced "RENN-uh-key". Married to Karen...The couple has a son, Lance, and a granddaughter, Emma...Lance played and coached in the Brewers' system from 2012-14. Graduated from Edgewood (CA) High School, where he played baseball, football, and basketball. Attended Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA from 1975-76 before transferring to UCLA in 1977. Was drafted 5 times (by OAK in June 1974, SF in June 1975, DET in January 1976, ATL in June 1976, and LAD in June 1977)...Signed with the Dodgers as the 17th overall pick in 1977. His brother, Gary, was an outfielder for MON (1976), BAL (1978-85), NYY (1986), and ATL (1987-88) and was inducted to the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2015. His nephew, Josh, has pitched professionally since 2006, most recently for Puebla in the Mexican League in 2017.