• Begins his second season as a Major League coach.....was named to his current position on 9/28/13.
• Spent one season (2003) as the hitting coach at Class-A Beloit.
• Managed at every level in the minor leagues, going 953-826 (.536).
• Managed 18 seasons in the minors.....served two seasons at Triple-A Nashville prior to joining the Major League coaching staff.
• Earned the 2013 Mike Coolbaugh Award, presented to an individual who has shown an outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field.
• All but one of his 18 seasons as a manager came in the Brewers organization.....began his managing career in the Blue Jays organization in 1995 in the Dominican Summer League.
• Won the 2001 Dominican Summer League championship.....qualified for the playoffs five times (1995, 2000, 2001, 2007, 2009).
• Gained additional managerial experience in 2008 with the Oahu CaneFires of the Hawaiian Winter League and in 2010 with the Surprise Rafters of the Arizona Fall League.....has also managed
in the Dominican Winter League.
• The former minor-league infielder spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee (1987-92, '94-95) and Kansas City (1993) organizations.
• Is married.....wife's name is Larissa.....the couple has two sons, Michael and Daniel.
• His father, Epy, was a renowned scout in the Dominican Republic who unearthed more than 40 Major League players.
• Was named after former Major League pitcher Mike Torrez, who was a friend of his father.
• His brother, Sandy, serves as a coach at Double-A Huntsville.
• His uncle, Mario Guerrero, was a Major League infielder with Boston (1973-74), St. Louis (1975), California (1976-77) and Oakland (1978-80).
• Pitched to former Brewers fi rst baseman Prince Fielder in the 2007 Home Run Derby at AT&T Park in San Francisco.....Fielder hit three homers and was eliminated in the first round.