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In his first season with the Braves, will serve as the first base coach along with overseeing the club's outfield instruction.

Most recently served as Colorado's first base/ baserunning/outfield coach from 2014-2016… Served on Walt Weiss' staff.

Prior to joining Colorado's staff, worked for two seasons from 2011-12 as the first base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Started his coaching career in 2010 as Houston's minor league outfield and baserunning instructor.

Spent 2007-09 working as an in-studio analyst for ESPN's "Baseball Tonight."

Played in the majors for 15 seasons, finishing with a .283 (1,731-6,119) career average in 1,730 games for seven different teams (Los Angeles-NL, 1992, 1997-99; Colorado, 1993-97; Chicago-NL, 2000- 01; Milwaukee, 2002-03; San Francisco, 2003; Texas, 2004, 2006; San Diego, 2005-06).

He made his MLB debut in 1992 with the Dodgers before Colorado selected him in the 11th round of the Expansion Draft later that year.

A second baseman and outfielder, Young went to his lone All-Star game in 1996, while also winning the Silver Slugger award that season after finishing with a .324 average, 113 runs and a NL-high 53 stolen bases.

From his debut season in 1992 through his final MLB season in 2006, Young stole 465 bases, the second most in the majors…Stole at least 40 bases in six different seasons (1993, 1996-2000).

Was a 43rd-round draft choice of Los Angeles (NL) out of Rutgers University in 1989…Graduated in 1985 from New Brunswick High School (NJ), where he played baseball, football and basketball… Also played football at Rutgers and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1999.

He has two sons, Eric Jr. and Dallas…Eric Jr., has played for five different teams over a nine-year career…Eric Jr. played 35 games with Atlanta in 2015.

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