Tarrik Brock joins the Astros staff as first base coach in 2014. He will also handle baserunning instruction this season for the Astros.
Brock, 40, comes to the Astros from the Marlins, where he spent the last seven seasons as the club's minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator. Brock spent part of the 2010 season as the Florida Marlins interim first base coach, and worked with Astros manager Bo Porter in the Marlins organization for four seasons from 2006-09.
After a 13-year professional playing career, Brock began his coaching career in 2006 as a hitting coach for Rookie Level Ogden. The former outfielder played in the Majors with the Cubs in 2000 after making the club out of Spring Training. He made his ML debut on March 29, 2000, in the Cubs' historic Opening Day game against the New York Mets in the Tokyo Dome in Japan, and singled in his first ML at-bat off Rich Rodriguez.
Over his career, Brock had Minor League stints with the Tigers (1991-96), Mariners (1997-98), Rockies (1999), Cubs (1999-2000) and Dodgers (2002-03) organizations. He was drafted by Detroit in the second round of the June 1991 draft out of Hawthorne High School in California.
Brock and his wife, Kanika, have two sons, Tarrik Jr. and Christopher, and reside in Woodland Hills, Calif. Tarrik was born on Christmas Day, 1973.