Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Blue Jays Name Dave Hudgens as New Bench Coach

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Blue Jays Name Dave Hudgens as New Bench Coach

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Hudgens named Blue Jays bench coach

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TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have hired a new bench coach, naming Dave Hudgens to the position on Wednesday.

DeMarlo Hale previously served as Toronto's bench coach from 2013-2018.

Hudgens, 61, spent the last four seasons with the Houston Astros as the team's hitting coach, where he won a World Series Championship in 2017. He was the hitting coach for the New York Mets (2011 to 2014) and the Oakland Athletics (1999, 2003 to 2005) before that.

"Dave Hudgens brings an exceptional coaching background to our organization, including a wealth of experience and the ability to combine his baseball knowledge with a forward-thinking approach to help our team," said Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins. "He's a consummate learner and teacher at heart and he comes highly recommended by his peers. …

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