ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Rox Assistant Coach Al Newman will take over as Field Manager for the 2018 season. Current Field Manager Augie Rodriguez has been named Director of Baseball Operations and Coach for the upcoming season. He's taking a break as Field Manager to start a family with his wife Rachel.

Rodriguez has been the manager since the team's inception in 2012. He guided the Rox to the Northwoods League title in 2017.

Rodriguez will oversee all baseball operations which includes managing player personnel. He'll also continue to coach in a lesser role in 2018.

Newman is a two-time World Series Champion with the Minnesota Twins and a former manager for the Alexandria Blue Anchors. He has been an assistant coach with the Rox since 2015.

The Rox have also announced another front office move by promoting Michael Johnson from Assistant General Manager to General Manager.