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COACHING HIGHLIGHTS: Begins his first season as the White Sox hitting coach and second in the organization after serving in the same capacity with Class AAA Charlotte in 2019 … worked with prospects Zack Collins, Nick Madrigal, Danny Mendick, Luis Robert and Seby Zavala last season … Charlotte led the International...League in runs scored (792), ranked second in on-base percentage (.352), slugging percentage (.472) and OPS (.824) and third in home runs (208) in 2019 … the Knights set a franchise record for home runs in 2019, and three players hit 20 or more (Daniel Palka, 27, Matt Skole, 21, Zavala, 20)....Spent five seasons (2014-18) on the Miami Marlins major-league staff, including three as the assistant hitting coach (2014-16; 2016 with Barry Bonds) and two (2017-18) as the hitting coach....The Marlins hit 194 home runs in 2017, the third-highest total in franchise history, and ranked second in the Nationa...League in 2016 with a .263 average … among the players he coached in Miami were Dee Gordon, Marcel...Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich … Stanton was named NL Most Valuable Player in 2017 after leading the majors with a franchise-record 59 home runs, 132 RBI and .631 slugging percentage. ...Began his coaching career as a hitting coach in the New York Yankees organization, spending two seasons at Class AA Trenton (2009-10) and three at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (2011-13).

PLAYING CAREER: Played seven seasons in the major leagues as an infielder with Oakland (1999-2004) and Toronto (2004-05), hitting .240 with 58 doubles, 36 home runs, 149 RBI, 207 runs scored and a .358 on-base percentage over 450 games....Set career highs in 2001 with 22 doubles, 12 homers, 60 RBI, 79 walks and 82 runs scored as the A's won 102 games ....Appeared in six career postseason games, all with Oakland (2000 ALDS, 2001 ALDS and 2003 ALDS)....Was selected by the White Sox in the 45th round of the 1993 draft out of the University of Alabama....Also played 18 games with Nettuno in the Italian Baseball League in 2008, and appeared for Team Italy during 2006 WBC.

MISCELLANEOUS/PERSONAL: Attended the University of Alabama, where he majored in education … also attended Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla....As a junior in 1992, led Crimson Tide in hitting (.349), walks (37) and stolen bases (22).

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