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Mack Jenkins #57

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COACHING CAREER: Mack Jenkins is in his 30th season in the organization as a player or coach/instructor, his fifth year on the Reds' Major League coaching staff and in his third season in charge of the bullpen...before he joined the Major League staff, spent the previous six seasons (2006-2011) as the club's minor league pitching 2012 and 2013 assisted pitching coach Bryan Price in producing two of the most successful pitching staffs in franchise each of the 2012 and 2013 seasons Reds pitchers established club records for strikeouts (1,248 in 2012 & 1,296 in 2013)...the 2012 and 2013 staffs are the first in Major League history to produce in consecutive seasons at least six pitchers with 100 strikeouts (2013: Homer Bailey 199, Mat Latos 187, Bronson Arroyo 124, Mike Leake 122, Tony Cingrani 120, Aroldis Chapman 112 and 2012: Latos 185, Johnny Cueto 170, Bailey 168, Arroyo 129, Chapman 122, Leake 116) 2013 Reds pitchers led the NL in strikeouts, their 17 team shutouts were the most since 1973, the starters' ERA of 3.43 was the staff's best since 1974 (3.41), and Reds relievers produced franchise-record scoreless streaks of 10 games (28.2ip, 6/29-7/11) and 32.2 innings (12g, 6/28-7/12)...overall in 2013, Reds pitchers ranked fourth in the National League in overall team ERA (3.38), third in starting staff ERA (3.43) and fourth in bullpen ERA (.329) 2012, Reds pitchers ranked third in the NL in team ERA (3.34), first in the Major Leagues in relief ERA (2.65) and saves (56), first in the NL in opponents' BA vs relievers (.219) and fourth in the NL in starters' ERA (3.64)...the 2012 bullpen averaged 9.90 strikeouts per nine innings, the second-highest season average for a team bullpen in Major League history (2010 Braves, 10.06), and five pitchers started 161 of the Reds' 162 games (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos, Leake)...the 2012 staff was one of only nine in Major League history with 5 pitchers who made at least 30 starts each and was the Reds' first since 1943 with four pitchers who compiled 200 innings each (Arroyo, Bailey, Cueto, Latos)...Jenkins was hired in October 1989 as a minor league pitching coach and spent 16 seasons in that position at Rookie Billings (1990-91), Class A Cedar Rapids (1992), Class A Charleston (1993-95), Double-A Chattanooga (1996-2001) and Triple-A Louisville (2002-05).

PLAYING CAREER: Was signed by the Reds as a non-drafted free agent in 1986 and pitched in their minor league system for three year after his professional playing career ended he rejoined the organization in the player development department.

PERSONAL: In 1982 graduated from A.P. Leto High School in Tampa... pitched at Hilsborough Community College and for the University of Tampa, where he received his bachelor's degree in business...wife's name is Delight...daughter Corinne, 22, pitches for the Florida International University softball team...son Payton, 19, pitches for Cincinnati Christian University.

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