Mike Marshall to Manage El Paso

The El Paso Times reported that the Diablos will name former Los Angeles Dodgers' All-Star outfielder Mike Marshall is the team's new manager.

Marshall, 45, spent 11 years in the major leagues and was part of the Dodger teams from 1981-88 that finished first in the National League West three times and won the World Series in 1988.

The Diablos will play its first season in the Independent Central Baseball League after the sale of the Double-A Texas League franchise last season. A press conference is scheduled today (Thursday) in the Hall of Fame room at Cohen.

The Diablos are scheduled to begin the season in the eight-team CBL on May 5 at Cohen Stadium against San Angelo. Other CBL teams include Coastal Bend, Edinburg, Fort Worth, Jackson, Pensacola and Shreveport.

Marshall, who led the Dodgers in home runs (137), extra-base hits (258) and RBI (484) during the 1980s, also has Independent League experience in the Northern League. Since his retirement in 1991, Marshall has served as a player-coach with the Schaumburg Flyers and manager-general manager of the Albany-Colonie Diamond Dogs.

Marshall, Baseball America and the Sporting News' Minor League Player of the Year with Triple-A Albuquerque in 1981, eventually was named the Northern League's director of baseball operations, making him responsible for the entire league's on-the-field matters.