HOUSTON (BaseballStL) -- Former Cardinals utility man Eduardo Perez has been named the bench coach for the Houston Astros in 2013.
Perez was recently a hitting coach for the Miami Marlins and will manage the Colombia team in the World Baseball Classic.
During four seasons with the Cardinals, Perez posted a .266 batting average with 25 home runs in 257 games played.
He will join Bo Porter’s staff in Houston along with Dave Clark, Dave Trembley, Doug Brocail and John Mallee. The Astros will join the American League starting next season.