VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING
Carlos Rodriguez enters his 11th season with the Rays and his second as vice president of player development and international scouting. In this role, Rodriguez reports to Erik Neander and assists in all areas of baseball operations, while overseeing the club’s player development system, baseball performance science, international scouting and academy operations. From 2015 through 2019, Rodriguez served as director of international scouting, following three years as director of Latin American scouting (2012-14). During this stretch, he played a key role in scouting and signing José Alvarado, Vidal Bruján, Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos, Wander Franco, Moisés Gómez, Ronaldo Hernández and Jesús Sánchez, among others. Rodriguez joined the Rays in the fall of 2010 as a professional and international scout after four seasons with the Blue Jays as an area scout. In 2009, he signed Yan Gomes from Barry University, the first Brazilian-born player to reach the major leagues. Rodriguez also spent a season as an intern for the Brewers. A native of Puerto Rico, Rodriguez attended the University of North Florida where he played and served as an assistant coach. He graduated in 2004 with a degree in business, double majoring in international business and economics. He and his wife, Omayra, reside in Tampa with their daughter, Eva Marie.