Renteria, 45, will be entering his sixth season as a coach in the Padres organization and first at the Major League level. He spent the 2007 season as the manager of the Padres Triple-A Portland affiliate, leading the Beavers to a 58-86 (.403) record. He previously served three seasons at the helm of San Diego's Single-A Lake Elsinore club, leading the Storm to a 212-206 (.507) record from 2004-06. Under Renteria, Lake Elsinore reached the California League playoffs in 2005 and 2006, advancing to the league's championship series in 2005. He originally joined the Storm staff as a coach for the 2003 season.
Prior to joining the Padres organization, Renteria spent four seasons as a manager in the Florida Marlins minor league system (1998-2001). He made his managerial debut with the Marlins Single-A Brevard County club in 1998 and earned Midwest League Manager of the Year honors with the club's Single-A Kane County affiliate in 1999.
A former Major League infielder, Renteria was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1980 June Draft. He batted .237 (100-for-422) with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 41 RBI in 184 career Major League games with the Pirates (1986), Seattle Mariners (1987-88) and the Marlins (1993-94).