Begins his second season as the Yankees' bench coach after being named to the position on 2/5/18… spent the previous five seasons (2013-17) with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including two (2016-17) as the club's Major League bullpen coach ... Filled in as manager in 9/2/18 loss vs. Detroit while Aaron Boone served a one-game suspension following an ejection on 8/31 ... In 2017, Dodgers relievers set a National League record with 637K and led all NL bullpens in ERA (3.38), opponents' batting average (.222) and K/9.0IP ratio (10.24)… in 2016, Los Angeles-NL relievers led the Majors with 590.2IP, 633K and 607 total appearances, while ranking among Major League leaders in ERA (second, 3.35), opponents' batting average (second, .221) and WHIP (second, 1.16) ... Served as the bench coach for New Zealand's World Baseball Classic qualifier team in February 2016 ... Worked in the Dodgers' front office as a pro scout from 2014-15 and as a special assistant to the general manager in 2013.
Played 10 Major League seasons as a switch-hitting catcher with the Cleveland Indians (2002-05), Boston Red Sox (2006), San Diego Padres (2006-08), Washington Nationals (2009) and Seattle Mariners (2010-11)…in 586 career Major League games, hit .254 (452-for-1,778) with 162R, 109 doubles, 3 triples, 39HR and 220RBI... Was teammates with Manager Aaron Boone with the 2005 Indians... Was originally selected by Colorado in the third round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft.
Is married to Lindsey and the couple has three children: Luke, Hannah and Karis ... Was a member of the 1996 18U U.S. National Team, the 1997 and 1998 U.S. National Baseball Teams and the 2001 World Cup Team… was the 1997 Big-12 Conference Freshman of the Year at Texas Tech and was a three-time All-American (1997, '98 and '99) ... Enjoys reading, hunting and watching movies.