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Edgar Varela (baseball)

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Edgar Varela
Minnesota Twins
Hitting coach
Born: (1980-08-09) August 9, 1980 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
As coach

Edgar Jose Varela (born August 9, 1980) is an American professional baseball coach. He is the hitting coach for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB).


Varela attended San Gabriel High School in San Gabriel, California.[1] He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 38th round of the 1998 MLB draft, but did not sign and attended Los Angeles City College and California State University, Long Beach.[1][2] He was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 31st round of the 2002 MLB draft.[3]

Varela played in the White Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Florida Marlins organizations from 2002 through 2006.[3] Varela joined the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 2008.[3] He served as a coach for the GCL Pirates (2008), West Virginia Power (2009, 2010, and 2012), State College Spikes (2011), and Bradenton Marauders (2013).[4] He served as the manager of the Bristol Pirates from 2014 through 2016.[5][6] He then served as the Pirates Latin American hitting coordinator in 2017.[3]

Varela was hired by the Minnesota Twins as their minor league field coordinator, spending the 2018 and 2019 seasons in that role.[7]

On November 25, 2019, Varela was named the hitting coach for the Twins.[8][3]


  1. ^ a b "Edgar Varela player page". The Baseball Cube. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Twins announce coaching and staff additions". November 25, 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Do-Hyoung Park (November 25, 2019). "Varela to be named Twins' hitting coach". Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  4. ^ Bristol Pirates (February 2, 2014). "Bristol Pirates Announce Field Staff". Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Tim Hayes (June 16, 2014). "Edgar Varela back in Bristol as manager of BriBucs". Bristol Herald Courier. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  6. ^ Kenny Hawkins (December 15, 2015). "Bristol Pirates announce 2016 coaching staff". WJHL-TV. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Twins announce 2018 Minor League staff assignments". December 20, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
  8. ^ La Velle E. Neal III (November 25, 2019). "Twins will name Edgar Varela hitting coach". Star Tribune. Retrieved November 25, 2019.

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