In 1st season as Red Sox bench coach...Served as club's first base coach in 2009 and third base coach in 2010-11 ... Spent 2008 as the quality assurance coach for the AL Champion Rays, his 1st season on a Major League staff...Served as a coordinator during Spring Training...Suited up for all pre-game practices during the regular season and assisted in infield and baserunning instruction...Also assisted with advance series preparation ... Managed in the Cleveland and Houston minor league systems over 4 seasons from 2004-07, compiling a 289-200 record (.591) and advancing to the postseason on 3 occasions ... Led the Indians Double-A Akron club in 2006-07, reaching the Eastern League championship series both years...In 2006, earned Eastern League Manager of the Year honors and named the league's "Best Manager Prospect" by Baseball America ... Began coaching career as a manager in the Astros system from 2004-05...In 2004, was named Appalachian League Manager of the Year after guiding Rookie-level Greeneville to a 41-26 record (.612) and a league title... The following year his Single-A Lexington club went 81-58 (.583), the best mark in the South Atlantic League.
Selected by the Mets in the eighth round of the 1987 amateur draft...Played 9 seasons in the Majors with the Mets (1993-96), Astros (1997-2000) and Dodgers (2001)...Legged out 3 career inside-the-park home runs...In 4 seasons with the Astros, won 3 National League Central Division titles from 1997-99...Made only postseason start in Game 4 of 1999 NLDS vs. ATL and had 3 hits, including a double, and an RBI in the Astros 7-5 loss...Primarily a shortstop, also saw action at the 3 other infield positions, the outfield and pitched in 2 games during his Major League career...Started a career-high 82 games at shortstop for Houston in 2000...Played all 9 positions in an exhibition game for the Mets vs. their Triple-A Norfolk team in 1996...Also did it for Triple-A Tidewater vs. Richmond (ATL) on 9/4/91.
Married to Wendy...The couple has 2 sons, T.J. and Ty, and 2 daughters, Aralee and Jesse Lynn...Attended Eastern Illinois University...Hit .408 with 17 homers, earning Mid-Continent Conference MVP in 1987.