Named to the Padres Major League staff on 11/17/11...serves under Phil Plantier in his role as assistant hitting coach.
Enters his 30th year in professional baseball...spent five years in various roles with the Seattle Mariners from 2007-11... originally served as minor league hitting coordinator for the M's before moving to hitting coach for Triple-A Tacoma from 2008-11...also served as interim hitting coach for the Major League team during part of the 2010 season.
Spent five seasons in the Cincinnati Reds' organization, serving as hitting coach for Double-A Chattanooga (2002-03) and as manager (2004-05) and hitting coach (2006) for Single-A Dayton.
Former outfielder enjoyed a 19-year playing career between the United States and Japan.
Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by San Francisco in 1983...spent time in the Montreal, Minnesota, Seattle, Toronto, New York (AL) and Colorado systems, reaching the Majors with the Expos (1987) and Mariners (1991).
Played for the Chunichi Dragons (1992-97) and Hanshin Tigers (1998) of the Japanese League...became the first American player to win three consecutive batting championships (1994-96)...also named to five All-Star teams and received two Gold Gloves.
Alonzo Sidney Powell...he and his wife Jana have two sons, Cameron and Dalton, and two daughters, Courtney and Brooklyn.