Patrick Scalabrini returns for his ninth campaign at the helm of the Capitales. Since becoming the club’s manager, the native of Sherbrooke, Québec, has put together eight winning seasons and a 464-308 regular-season record, a .601 winning percentage. The Capitales have won five league championships during that span.
In eight seasons as a professional player, Scalabrini was a career .293 hitter with 74 home runs, 397 RBIs and 750 hits. Scalabrini played for the Capitales from 2007 to 2009, serving as a player-coach during the final two seasons. He spent a season with the Baltimore Orioles’ organization in 2005, splitting time between Low-A Delmarva and High-A Frederick. In his first professional season, Scalabrini earned Northern League East Rookie of the Year honors in 2002 with Québec, hitting .325 with seven homers and 45 RBI. He played collegiately at Hawaii and at Seminole State.