Begins his second season as Yankees' third base coach, having been named to the position on 2/5/18… spent the 2017 season as the third base coach for the San Francisco Giants in his Major League coaching staff debut ... Owns a .478 (481-525) managerial record over seven minor league seasons with Double-A Erie (2010), Triple-A Toledo (2011-13) and Triple-A Reno (2014-16) ... In his first managerial season with Reno (2014), guided the Aces to a franchise-tying-best record of 81-63 (.562), while leading them to the PCL Championship Series against Omaha before dropping the series ... Spent the 2009 season managing the Orange County Flyers in the independent Golden Baseball League.
In 12 Major League seasons, hit .270 (1,131-for-4,188) with 584R, 209 doubles, 6 triples, 208HR, 743RBI and 449BB over 1,217 games for the Houston Astros (1995), Detroit Tigers (1995-97), Anaheim Angels (1998), San Diego Padres (1999-2005), Texas Rangers (2005-06), Chicago Cubs (2006) and Minnesota Twins (2006) ... Played five different positions during his career (third base, first base, catcher, left field, right field), starting at least 35 games at each… in 2001 with the Padres, was named to the NL All-Star Team and set career highs with a .306 batting average, 41HR and 126RBI ... Appeared in one career postseason game, going 0-for-3 as the DH for the Twins in Game 1 of the 2006 ALDS ... Was originally selected first overall by Houston in the 1992 First-Year Player Draft… is the first former No. 1 overall pick to serve as a Yankees coach.
Is married to Kristin and has three children: Koral, Tyler and Kyle… Tyler was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round (38th overall) of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft ... After retiring as a player in 2007, joined the Padres' pregame radio show and also served as an analyst for the college baseball regionals during the College World Series ... Attended Cal State Fullerton where he played football and baseball… in 1992, won the Golden Spikes Award and National Player of the Year honors by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.