Monday, April 25, 2011


After only one month as manager of the Oaxaca Guerreros, Marco Antonio Vasquez is gone. Vasquez took over as helmsman in Oaxaca after last year’s BBM Manager of the Year Eddie Diaz resigned to accept a full-time scouting job for the Tampa Bay Rays. He compiled a 11-16 record with Oaxaca.

Vasquez is being replaced on an interim basis by Guerreros coach Abelardo “Cachorro” Vega, a longtime veteran of Mexican baseball. A 64-year-old Sinaloa native, Vega started out as a pitcher before spending 18 seasons as a third baseman in the Mexican League (13 of those with the Mexico City Diablos Rojos), batting .286 with 54 homers and 727 RBIs over 1,638 games between 1968 and 1984.

Following his playing career, Vega got into coaching and has also managed the Tijuana Potros and Minatitlan Petroleros as well as fill-in stints with both the Diablos and Guerreros. Since taking the reins in Oaxaca on April 23, the Guerreros have won three straight games under Vega.

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