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Ty Van Burkleo #29

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Ty Van Burkleo
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Managerial/Coaching Career
Begins his third season as the hitting coach of the Cleveland Indians, his 35th season in professional baseball, his eighth coaching at the Major League level...In his first season as Indians hitting coach, Cleveland's offense ranked fourth in runs (745) and walks (562) in the American League in 2013...In two combined seasons as Indians hitting coach, Cleveland's offense ranks among AL's top half in pitches-per-PA (third, 3.92), walks (fifth, 1,066), OPS (seventh, .721), runs-per-game (seventh, 4.36) and home runs (seventh, 313)...Was interim Major League hitting coach of the Houston Astros in 2012 from Aug. 19 through the end of the season...Prior to his interim stint in August, he served as the hitting coordinator in the Houston player development system in 2011-12...Was bench coach for the Seattle Mariners and Don Wakamatsu in 2009-10 and was the hitting coach of the Oakland A's in 2007-08...Began his coaching career at Class A Lake Elsinore as a player/coach in 1996 in the Angels system before coaching in the Arizona Diamondbacks player development system for four seasons from 1997-2000...Was the Minor League roving hitting instructor for the Anaheim Angels from 2001-06 prior to joining the A's.

Playing Career
Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1981...Enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career, appearing in 14 Major League games in 1993 (California) and 1994 (Colorado) before transitioning to coaching in 1996...Played in Japan for five seasons from 1987-1991, leading the 1988 Seibu club to the Japan League title and earning Player of the Year honors (.268, 38 HR, 93 RBIs)...Made MLB debut on July 28, 1993...Lone Major League HR came on Aug. 16, 1993, off Detroit's Bill Gullickson.

Full name is TYLER LEE VAN BURKLEO...Wife is Christine...Has five children: Britney, Cameron, Sierra, Devin and Walker...Graduated from Chatsworth (CA) High School in 1980 and attended Los Angeles Valley College for one year in 1981 prior to signing with Milwaukee.

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