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Tim Leiper #34

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Tim Leiper
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APPOINTED: Named as First Base Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on Dec. 10, 2013.

PERSONAL: Timothy Joseph Leiper...Coached on the 2004 Canadian Olympic team, and Canada's 2006, 2009, and 2013 World Baseball Classic squads...Was also a part of the Baseball Canada Staff that won bronze medals at both the 2008 and 2011 Baseball World Cups and the Gold Medal in the 2011 Pan-American Games.

PRO CAREER: Had a 12-year minor league career, spending time in the Tigers, Mets, Royals and Pirates organizations, posting a .273 average with 40 home runs and 460 RBI.

COACHING CAREER: Began coaching career in the professional ranks for the Mets' organization in 1996...Moved up to managing in 2000 in the Montréal Expos' organization, working at the Class A level before his promotion to the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx of the International League in 2002...After guiding the Lynx to 80 wins in 143 games that season, he spent one season as manager of the Class A Sarasota Red Sox before returning to the Lynx in 2004, who were then the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles...Spent four seasons in the Pirates' system, including three as skipper of the Double-A Altoona Curve, before joining the Florida Marlins in 2009...In 2010, he managed the Jacksonville Suns, the Marlins' Double-A affiliate, where he led them to the 2010 Southern League championship...He then served as the Marlins' roving Minor League defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012...Was a coach for the Canadian National team from 2003-06, including two Olympic qualifiers, the 2004 Olympic games in Athens and the inaugural WBC in 2006...Joined the Blue Jays in 2013 as Senior Advisor, Player Development and returns for a second season as First Base Coach with the parent club.

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