Omar Malavé

Omar Antonio Malavé (17 January 1963 – 22 November 2021) was a Venezuelan professional baseball player, coach and manager. The first base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball in 2010,[1] Malavé spent the 2013 season as the coordinator of Latin American operations in Toronto's player development system. At the time of his death, Malavé was the manager of Mexican League team Algodoneros de Unión Laguna.[2]

Omar Malavé
Born: (1963-01-17)17 January 1963
Cumaná, Venezuela
Died: 22 November 2021(2021-11-22) (aged 58)
Dunedin, Florida, United States
Batted: Right
Threw: Right


Malavé played in the minor leagues for the Blue Jays from 1981 to 1989. A versatile performer, he played every infield position as well as outfield, and hit .258 in 654 games played.[3]

Malavé managed in the Blue Jays' minor league system from 1991–2009 and in 2011–2012.[3]

On 13 January 2014, Malavé was named the manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays.[4]

In January 2020, Malavé joined Algodoneros de Unión Laguna as the team's manager.[5]


Malavé died on November 22, 2021 in Dunedin, Florida. His daughter announced on Twitter that Malavé had ended his own life.[6]


  1. ^ "Blue Jays complete coaching staff for 2010". 30 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Fallece Omar Malavé, mánager de los Algodoneros de Unión Laguna". El Siglo de Torreón (in Spanish). 22 November 2021. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  3. ^ a b Minor league page in Information at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Davidi, Shi (13 January 2014). "Blue Jays unveil minor league coaching staff". Sportsnet. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  5. ^ "LMB: Omar Malavé nuevo manager de los Algodoneros de Unión Laguna". El Fildeo (in Spanish). 21 January 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
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Preceded by Knoxville Smokies manager
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Preceded by Syracuse SkyChiefs manager
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Preceded by Toronto Blue Jays first base coach
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