Datz pitching batting practice with the Mariners, 2012
|Seattle Mariners – No. 13|
|Catcher / Coach|
November 28, 1959 |
Camden, New Jersey
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 5, 1989 for the Detroit Tigers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 30, 1989 for the Detroit Tigers|
Jeffrey William Datz (born November 28, 1959) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current third base coach for the Seattle Mariners. A former catcher, Datz played in seven games for the Detroit Tigers in 1989. He was a coach with the Cleveland Indians from 2002 until the end of the 2009 season, when general manager Mark Shapiro fired the entire coaching staff.
He was manager of the minor league Buffalo Bisons in 1998 and 1999. Datz lead the Bisons to league championship crown in 1998.
Datz served as the bench coach for the Baltimore Orioles in 2010.
Before a Mariners game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 27, 2013, Datz announced that he is diagnosed with an undisclosed form of cancer, and Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown was promoted to substitute for Datz.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
- "MLB.com Mariners Bio"
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