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COACHING CAREER

Begins his first season as the Yankees' third base coach, having been named to the post on 1/12/15…Is his fifth season as a Major League third base coach, having held the same position for Miami from 2010-13...His current position is his second in the Yankees organization, having been a professional scout for the club in 2014...During the 2014-15 offseason, managed the Gigantes de Carolina of the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League...During the 2012-13 offseason, managed Atenienses de Manati in the Puerto Rican Winter League...Prior to joining the Major League club with the Marlins, was the hitting coach for Single-A Greensboro in 2006 and Single-A Jupiter in 2007…from 2008-09, was Miami's minor league infield coordinator.

PLAYING CAREER

Was selected by Oakland in the second round of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft...Played in nine minor league seasons from 1996-2004 in the Athletics, Marlins, Rockies, Royals, Cardinals, Rangers and Rays organizations, as well as one season with independent-league Pensacola in 2005...Combined from 1996-2005 to bat .286 (811-for-2,838) with 24HR and 287 RBI in 779 games...Earned Texas League All-Star honors with Double-A Midland in 1999, batting .338 (147-for-435) with 6HR and 51 RBI in 113 games.

PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS

Is married to Dr. Pamela Espada and the couple has a daughter, Eliana Marie...Attended the University of Mobile, where he still ranks among the offensive leaders in several categories, owning the school's top two single-season batting averages (.468 in 1995 and .446 in 1996) and top career batting average (.442)...From 2004-05, was the school's assistant hitting coach.

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