- Frank Menechino enters his first year as Marlins' hitting coach, marking first career Major League coaching assignment.
- Spent previous five seasons in New York Yankees' system, with last three as a coach for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
- Began coaching career with two-year stint as hitting coach for Double-A Trenton from 2009-10.
- Appeared in 450 Major League games with Oakland (1999-2004) and Toronto (2004-05), compiling a .240 career average with 58 doubles, 36 home runs and 149 RBI.
- Made two appearances as pitcher, last on August 28, 2004, while with Toronto. Was just fourth Blue Jays position player in team history to make appearance as pitcher. Allowed two hits in 0.1 innings against the Yankees.
- Tossed 1.0 inning on July 18, 2000 at Coors Field, allowing four runs on six hits.
- Played 18 games with Nettuno in Italian Baseball League in 2008 and appeared for Team Italy during 2006 World Baseball Classic.
- Frank Menechino (men-eh-kee-no)...drafted out of the University of Alabama in 1993 by Chicago White Sox (45th round)...also, played baseball at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla.