Special Assistant to the GM/Player Development
Chino Cadahia is in his 44th season in professional baseball and 10th with the Royals. He is in his first season as a Special Assistant to the General Manager/Player Development.
He spent the previous six seasons as a Senior Coordinator-Player Development, while he was an Advisor to Player Development in 2014. Cadahia served as the Royals’ bench coach at the Major League level in 2012-13 and was a Special Assistant to Player Development in 2011.
Prior to his tenure with the Royals, Cadahia spent 15 seasons in the Braves’ organization, including four as the bench coach for the Major League club (2007-10). He started with the Braves in 1996 as the roving catching coordinator and was named minor league field coordinator in 1997. He also spent 12 seasons in the Texas Rangers’ minor league system as a pitching coach and manager.
Cadahia was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies out of Miami-Dade Community College. He played in the minors from 1977 to 1983 for the Phillies and Minnesota Twins.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Cadahia resides in Peoria, Ariz., with his daughter, Lauren.