APPOINTED: Appointed to the position of Bullpen Coach by Manager John Gibbons on December 10, 2012... Had previously been Toronto's Bullpen Coach in 2011... Served as a Club Ambassador from 2007-2010 and the 2012 season.
PERSONAL: Patrick George Hentgen... Married with three children... Graduated in 1986 from Fraser High School where he played varsity baseball for three years and varsity football for two years... Drafted in the 5th round of the 1986 June draft by the Toronto Blue Jays.
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: In 14 seasons, appeared in 344 games posting a 131-112 record and an ERA of 4.32... Spent 10 seasons in a Blue Jays uniform... Made 183 consecutive starts from April 17, 1993-August 24, 1998... Holds the Blue Jays record for wins on the road with Roy Halladay at 12... Appeared in the post season on two occasions (1993-Toronto/2000 St. Louis)... Started one World Series game in 1993 at PHI, picking up the win with six innings of one run ball... Was selected as an All-Star on three occasions (1993, 1994 & 1997)... Tossed 40 consecutive scoreless innings from April 29-May 25, 1997...In 1996 won the AL Cy Young Award, posting a 20-10 with a 3.22 ERA and 177 strikeouts, becoming the first Blue Jay to win the award... Is one of only five Blue Jays to win 20+ games in a season, along with Jack Morris, Roger Clemens, David Wells and Roy Halladay...Spent one season in St. Louis and three in Baltimore before returning to the Blue Jays for his final season in 2004... Among all-time leaders in club history, ranks 4th in winning pct. (.557), complete games (31), 5th in wins (107) and innings pitched (1636).
COACHING CAREER: Began his coaching career as a Bullpen Coach with the Blue Jays in 2011...Returns to the role in 2013 after a one year absence.