The St. Cloud Rox baseball team introduced former Minnesota Twins coach and player Al Newman as an assistant coach Monday night at House of Pizza in Sartell. Newman joins manager Augie Rodriguez and coach Phil Imholte on the 2016 staff.

Al Newman, photo courtesy of the St. Cloud Rox

"I'm very excited to be a member of the Rox family," Newman said. "Augie Rodriguez is a guy with great baseball knowledge and his teams play the way that I would like my teams to play."

Rodriguez is entering his fifth season as manager of the Rox and last season led the team to the Summer Collegiate World Series.

"It's a special moment and words can't describe how I feel," Rodriguez said. "To spend this upcoming season with Al Newman is going to be special."