Named Bench Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on November 7, 2018.
David Mark Hudgens... Attended Arizona State University from 1975 to 1978...Appeared twice in the College World Series while posting a .313 batting average across four seasons.
Was drafted by the New York Mets in the first round in 1975 and was also selected in the 18th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1977... Spent six seasons playing in Oakland and Cleveland's systems, which included a six-game Major League stint with the Athletics in 1983.
COACHING & MANAGERIAL CAREER
Began his coaching career in 1985 when he managed Rookie Level Pocatello in the Pioneer League... Managed within Oakland's system until 1988 before joining Houston as a roving hitting instructor from 1989 to 1995... Returned to Oakland for the next 10 seasons, where in addition to coaching, he held the role of Assistant Director, Player Development from 1996 to 1998 and 2000 to 2002... Served as hitting coach for the Oakland Athletics in years 1999 and 2003 to 2005... Then joined the Cleveland Indians as their field coordinator from 2006 to 2010... Managed in the Venezuelan Winter League from 2009 to 2014, taking Caracas to the playoffs five times and winning the 2009-2010 VWL Championship... Served as hitting coach for the New York Mets from 2011 to 2014... Spent 2015 to 2018 with the Houston Astros as the team's hitting coach, where he won a World Series Championship in 2017.