- For the Venezuelan union leader, see Carlos Ortega
Carlos A. Alfonso (born December 18, 1950 in Havana, Cuba) is a former minor league baseball player and manager, as well as a former minor and major league coach. He is currently the Tampa Bay Rays Director of International Operations.
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Alfonso played in the Houston Astros organization from 1968 to 1975 and in the Cincinnati Reds organization in 1976. He was originally a third baseman in his first professional season, however from 1969 on he was a pitcher (although in 1970 he spent a few games at second base). He spent from 1972 to 1976 at the AAA level. Overall, he went 39-35 with a 3.71 ERA in 234 appearances as a pitcher (101 starts).
From 1979 to 1981, Alfonso managed the Daytona Beach Astros. He led them to the playoffs in 1980, however they lost in the first round. They were league champions in 1981, even though they finished with a regular season record barely above .500 - 68-67.
Minor league coaching career
Save for the years he managed, he was a coach in the Astros' system from 1977 to 1986.
Major league coaching career
Alfonso was a San Francisco Giants coach in 1992, and from 1997 to 1999 he was on their staff as well. From 2000 to 2005, he served as their administrative coach.
In 1995, he was the Giants' coordinator of Latin America operations.