The Seattle Mariners saw something in Boyd, taking him in the 24th round of the 2017 MLB Draft, but apparently that wasn’t just as a player.
The 25-year-old Boyd was named manager of the Everett (Wash.) AquaSox on Tuesday, tabbed with leading the Mariners’ Short-season Class-A team in the Northwest League for the remainder of the season.
Boyd had been working as an assistant for Seattle’s High-A team in Modesto, Calif. prior to the announcement. He played in the Mariners’ organization in 2017-18, hitting .240 with two home runs and 50 RBI in 148 games for four different teams.
Official confirmation from the Mariners that UA alum and 2017 draftee Louis Boyd will be the next manager of the Everett AquaSox. Boyd: "My jaw hit the floor...I can't wait to have any kind of impact I can have on these kids' careers."— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) July 23, 2019
Boyd will make his managerial debut Tuesday night in Vancouver, B.C. (his hometown) against the Vancouver Canadians.