Former big leaguer will enter his fourth season of Major League coaching in 2013, serving as hitting coach. Prior to his current stint he was the triple-A hitting coach for the Fresno Grizzlies in 2009. Prior to joining SF's organization, was triple-A hitting coach for Indianapolis Indians of Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 2005-08. Was part of coaching staff for Bluefield, Baltimore's advanced rookie team in Appalachian League from 2003-04.
Made professional debut with the New York Yankees organization in 1986 and spent eight years in their system. Named Carolina League Player of the Year by Baseball America in 1987 and led International League in home runs (26) and RBI (100) while playing with Columbus in 1992. Played parts of five seasons with Yankees (1989-93) before spending three seasons in Japan (1994-96). Returned to U.S. and had brief stints with Montreal (1997) and Arizona (1998). Played with independent Newark in 1999. Made Major League debut Aug. 23, 1989 and singled off Mike Boddicker for his first big league hit in just his third at-bat. Overall, batted .220 (109-for-496) with 15 home runs and 53 RBI in 182 Major League contests.
He and his wife Gyselle, have one son, Elijah Gabriel Ludwig (April 14, 2010) and one daughter, Mia Valentina Turya (Feb. 29, 2012)...Hensley also has two daughters, Michelle and Danielle. Graduated from Triniteit High School in Willemstad, Curacao. Resides in Coral Springs, FL.