APPOINTED: Named as First Base Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on December 10, 2013.
PERSONAL: Timothy Joseph Leiper... Has two children... Coached on the 2004 Canadian Olympic team, and Canada's 2006, 2009, and 2013 World Baseball Classic squads... Was also a part of the Baseball Canada Staff that won bronze medals at both the 2008 and 2011 Baseball World Cups and the Gold Medal in the 2011 Pan-American Games.
• Had a 12-year Minor League career, spending time in the Tigers, Mets, Royals and Pirates organizations, posting a .273 average with 40 home runs and 460 RBI.
• Began coaching career in the professional ranks for the Mets' organization in 1996.
• Moved up to managing in 2000 in the Montréal Expos' organization, working at the Short Season-A and Class-A levels before his promotion to the Triple-A Ottawa Lynx of the International League in 2002... After guiding the Lynx to 80 wins in 143 games that season, he spent one season as manager of the Class-A Sarasota Red Sox before returning to the Lynx in 2004, who were then the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
• Spent four seasons in the Pirates' system, including three as skipper of the Double-A Altoona Curve, before joining the Florida Marlins in 2009.
• In 2010, he managed the Jacksonville Suns, the Marlins' Double-A affiliate, where he led them to the 2010 Southern League championship. He then served as the Marlins' roving minor league defensive coordinator in 2011 and 2012.
• Was a coach for the Canadian National team from 2003-06, including two Olympic qualifiers, the 2004 Olympic games in Athens and the inaugural WBC in 2006.
• Joined the Blue Jays in 2013 as Senior Advisor, Player Development and will make his Major League debut this season as First Base Coach.