Jeff Urgelles begins ninth season with the Marlins as bullpen coordinator.
Was 26th-round selection of Cincinnati Reds in 2003 First-Year Player Draft and spent three and a half seasons in Reds' system before ending career in Blue Jays' organization. Had .235 career average with eight home runs and 82 RBI in 192 games...In first professional season, led Gulf Coast League in doubles (20) and ranked third in extra-base hits (22). Posted a 5x5 game with five doubles, three runs scored and three RBI on July 17, 2003 at GCL Twins.
Jeffrey Urgelles (ur-ghel-less)...married to former Melissa Diaz, and couple has one daughter, Victoria, and son, Javier...prior to joining Marlins, Urgelles was a firefighter/paramedic for Miami- Dade Ambulance...on August 20, 2012, while warming up for a road game in Arizona, Urgelles and MLB Umpire Jim Joyce saved the life of a game day employee who had collapsed in cardiac arrest...Marlins honored Jeff with a contribution to start a CPR class for kids at local Boys & Girls Club...has partnered with Marlins Foundation and local American Heart Association to start Compression for Life Program, a program geared to teaching heart health and providing CPR and first aid training to youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade....graduated from Southwest Miami High School (FL)...earned associate's degree in liberal arts from Broward Community College, where he was Second-Team All-Conference...transferred to Savannah State University and was a First-Team All-Conference selection.