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Tim Leiper #34

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Full Name:
Tim Leiper
Uniform #:
34

APPOINTED

Named as First Base Coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on December 10, 2013.

PERSONAL

Timothy Joseph Leiper ... 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.

PRO CAREER

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.

COACHING CAREER

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 returns for a 5th season as First Base Coach with the parent club.

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