The Padres announced their 2022 minor league coaching staffs yesterday, including the hiring of Shane Robinson as the bench coach for the Double-A San Antonio Missions. The news would seemingly indicate that the 37-year-old Robinson is retiring from playing after 15 seasons.
Best known for his time with the Cardinals, Robinson was a fifth-round pick for St. Louis in the 2006 draft, and he appeared in 268 big league games with the club from 2009-14. Robinson then moved on to play with the Twins, Angels, and Yankees over the next four seasons, while also inking minor league deals with Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Atlanta but not seeing any action on their active rosters. His career also took him to the Australian Baseball League and Mexican League within the last three years, and he wrapped up his playing days with a brief five-game stint with the Acereros de Monclova in 2021.
Overall, Robinson hit .221/.288/.292 over 849 plate appearances in the majors, playing in 461 games over parts of nine MLB seasons. Strong glovework was a big reason for that lengthy career, as Robinson was a very solid outfielder capable of playing at all three positions on the grass. Robinson posted +26 Defensive Runs Saved and +12.4 UZR/150 over his 1792 2/3 career innings in the outfield, with above-average career scores as a center fielder and both corner outfield spots.
MLB Trade Rumors congratulates Robinson on his career achievements, and we wish him the best in his move to a coaching career.
*pokes mlb and mlbpa with a stick*
Cmon. Do something already.
Getting a little desperate here aren’t we?
Good luck to you sugar Shane. Hope you have a long career in coaching.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Sugar Shane Robinson will always have a place in the heart’s of Yankee fans. True, it is a rather crappy heart place. But a place nonetheless.
However: best of luck in his coaching career though, serious.
Got to give credit where due. Never hit more than 7 HR in a full season anyehere at the listed 5’9 170. Never stole a lot of bases, the only thing that stands is the low strikeouts. Yet a 9 year mlb career. Legit
only hit 7 hrs in his career
Good for Shane. He played 9 years in the Majors, hit his peak years in 2012 & 2013 with the Cardinals getting to play in the 2013 World Series, and even pitched an inning (0 ER) with Minnesota. I’m sure many of us here would love to have that on our professional resume.
Hit a homer in the playoffs against the Dodgers as well.
Can’t hate on his career. He’ll get a little money when he hits retirement and gets that free health insurance for life. Plus getting to appear in the show for parts of 9 seasons. Now he moves into coaching and likely someday will be on someone’s mlb coaching staff. Good luck Suga!
Guys like Robinson typically make good coaches. Best of luck!
he’ll be a padre until st louis steals him
every time he got 100 at bats, he hit at least .250