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In his 12th season in the Red Sox organization and 2nd on the Major League staff...Named first base coach on 11/23/09...Left the team in early August last year due to a family medical emergency and did not return for the remainder of the season....Served as a minor league manager for 18 seasons from 1992-2009...Posted a 1,261-1,262 career record during that span...Named the Red Sox organization's 2009 Unsung Hero by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...At the helm of Boston's Triple-A Pawtucket club from 2005-09...Led the PawSox to a playoff berth in 2008 after finishing 85-58 (.594), 2nd in the International League's North Division and 10.5 games ahead in the Wild Card...Pawtucket fell in the opening round of the playoffs (3-1)...Joined the Red Sox system in 2000 as manager of Single-A Sarasota (2000-01) and also led the club's Double-A affiliates in Trenton (2002) and Portland (2003-04)...Began coaching career in the Royals chain, serving as a minor league coach and manager for 14 seasons from 1986-99...Was a coach for Single-A Fort Myers in 1986-87 and Baseball City for the 1988-91 campaigns...Managed 8 seasons with Baseball City (1992), Single-A Wilmington (1993), Double-A Memphis (1994) and Wichita (1995-97), and Triple-A Omaha (1998-99), compiling a 586-521 record (.529) over that time...Took Baseball City to a Wild Card playoff berth in 1992, his 1st year as a manager...Named Texas League Manager of the Year in 1995 after leading Wichita to a 72-64 overall record (.529) and a 1st-place finish in the 2nd half...His 1999 Omaha squad was 81-60 (.574) and finished 1st in the Pacific Coast League's Central Division, but lost in the PCL semi-finals (3-1).


Selected as Kansas City's 24th pick in the 1978 June Draft...Made Major League debut in 1982...Played in 22 Major League games over parts of 3 seasons with the Royals (1982-83) and Expos (1984)...Appeared in 16 games at first base, 2 at catcher and 1 in right field...Earned All-Star honors with Jacksonville in 1979, ranking 3rd in the Florida State League with a .307 average.


Married to Daphane...Has 5 children: Savannah, Christopher, Christian, Cheyanne and Bridget...Son Christopher is an infielder selected by Houston in the fourth round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft and played in the Majors with the Astros in 2009-10....Earned a First-Team All-American selection in 1978 as a first baseman at Fresno State University...Graduated from Garden Grove (CA) High School...Played baseball and football.

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