Chris Miyake is in his first year as Lincolnís manager.
He joined the Lincoln Saltdogs in 2009 after spending six seasons with the Can-Am League’s Brockton Rox, including three seasons as hitting coach and three years as manager. He was promoted to manager of the Saltdogs September 6, 2011, after former skipper Marty Scott resigned to become VP of Player Development with the Florida Marlins.
Miyake got his start in professional coaching in 2002, when he served as hitting coach of the Adirondack Lumberjacks in the Northern League. That season also marked the end of his professional playing career, after he played second base in three games for Adirondack in mid-July. Chris reached as high as the Double-A level during his eight-year playing career, which began with four years in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 1995 through 1998. His final four seasons were spent in independent baseball, as he spent 1999 and 2000 with Adirondack and played for New Jersey and Albany-Colonie of the Northern League in 2001.
A middle infielder by trade, Miyake was picked by the Pirates in the 22nd round of the 1995 draft out of the University of California-San Diego. He makes his offseason home in Bakersfield, California.