Named First Base Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on November 27, 2018.
Mark Joseph Budzinski ... Holds his BSBA from the University of Richmond with concentrations in Marketing and Economics ... Became a licensed realtor for RE/MAX Action Real Estate in 2012 ... Won a silver medal as an outfielder for the United States in the 2001 Baseball World Cup.
Was selected by Cleveland in the 21st round of the 1995 draft and played seven years in the Indians' ranks from 1995-2001 ... Also spent time in the Chicago (NL), Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Philadelphia organizations ... Made his Major League debut with the Cincinnati Reds as a pinch-hitter on August 3, 2003 vs. SF, and appeared in a total of four big-league games with the club.
COACHING & MANAGERIAL CAREER
Posted a 290-269 Minor League record over four seasons in the Cleveland Indians system... Managed Single-A Lake County to a championship appearance in 2014... Managed Advanced-A Lynchburg to back-to-back playoff appearances, making the semi-finals in 2015 and the finals in 2016... Spent the 2018 season as a Major League coach with the Cleveland Indians, where he supported the coaching staff with advance preparation, player performance, and on-field pregame work.