VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING
Carlos Rodriguez enters his ninth season with the Rays and his first as vice president of player development and international scouting. In his new role, he oversees the player development system as well as player acquisition outside the U.S. and Canada. Previously, he spent the past five seasons as director, international scouting (2015-19); two years as director, Latin American scouting (2013-14); and one year as a professional and international scout (2012). During this time, he played a key role in scouting and signing José Alvarado, Vidal Brujan, Diego Castillo, Yonny Chirinos, Wander Franco, Moisés Gómez, Ronaldo Hernández and Jesús Sánchez, among others. Carlos came to the Rays 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 served as a player and assistant coach at the University of North Florida. 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.