According to a tweet by Edson Evertz Curacao native Sharnol Adriana will be added to the coaching staff of the Frisco RoughRiders.
What kind of role Adriana will get is not announced yet. It is not very likely that he will be hired as the Rangers’ AA hitting coach as the RoughRiders already have that position filled when you look to the roster. In 2014 Adriana served as a hitting coach for the Rojos del Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican League. He also served as the club’s manager after Héctor Estrada was released last year because of the bad results.
Adriana has an extensive minor league career under his belt. He debuted in professional baseball with the St. Catherines Blue Jays of the New York-Penn League in 1991. In the following seven years he worked his way through the Blue Jays’ farm system and got as far as AAA Syracuse.
From 1999 Adriana traveled around the American continent as he played for various independent clubs and a lot of Mexican League teams. At the age of 43 he played his last game for the Broncos de Reynosa of the Mexican League.
In 2000 Adriana debuted for the Dutch national team that defeated Cuba during the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Next to that Olympic tournament, Sharlon also participated in the 2004 and 2008 edition with the Dutch national team.
During the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006, Sharlon batted 2 for 6 with a double. He collected the two hits (2 for 3) in the last game in which the Dutch beat Panama 10-0 and in which Shairon Martis pitched the sole no-hitter in WBC history.