2013 marks his 14th season in Angels' organization, serving as first base coach...Also coached for Dominican team in 2013 WBC...Began Major League coaching career with Toronto as Blue Jays' first base coach in 1996-97...In 1995, was roving minor league instructor for Toronto.
Played 20 years professionally, including 18 in Major Leagues (1976-93), after signing with Cleveland as 16-year-old free agent, Aug. 22, 1973...Appeared for Cleveland (1976-78), Toronto (1979-84, 92-93), Oakland (1985-87) and Los Angeles (1988-91)...Appeared in two League Championship Series (1988, 92) and three World Series (1988, 92-93)...Played for three World Series Championship teams (Los Angeles in 1988 and Toronto in 1992-93)...Received A.L. Gold Glove at shortstop in 1985...Selected as A.L. replacement player for 1984 All-Star Game in San Francisco, appearing defensively (one assist)...Had major league-leading consecutive game streak snapped at 392 vs. Cleveland (second game), May 27, 1984...In 1980, tied Willie Wilson for league lead in triples (15) and set A.L. record for most triples by switch-hitter...Named Rookie of Year (along with Minnesota's John Castino) by BBWAA in 1979...Established new Toronto highs in hits (179), runs (81), triples (10) and stolen bases (21)...Average (.287) led all regular A.L. shortstops...Made Major League debut with Indians, Sept. 7, 1976, collecting first hit on first pitch
Attended San Esteban School in Santo Domingo, DR...Assists Angels Community Relations with youth clinics and community appearances...Full name is Alfredo Claudino Griffin.