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James Rowson #82

PERSONAL: James Frank Rowson...wife, Maria...children, Katiria, Kiana and Gabriella...1994 graduate Mount St. Michael High School (Bronx, NY).

COACHING CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 2018 marks his 17th season coaching at the professional level...under his first year as Twins hitting coach, the club scored 815 runs, the fourth most in club history; they hit 206 home runs, the third most in club 2017, Twins hitters ranked third in the AL in walks (593) and fourth in runs scored (815) and on-base percentage (.334)...hired as Twins hitting coach December 2, 2016.

PLAYING CAREER: Spent three minor league seasons in the Seattle (1995-96) and New York-AL (1997) organizations before playing for Cook County in the Independent Heartland League in 1998...hit .204 (111-for-544) with 26 doubles, seven triples, nine home runs, 60 RBI, 73 runs scored and 23 stolen bases in 178 career professional games.

PROFESSIONAL: Selected by Seattle in ninth round of 1994 First-Year Player Draft.