Jeff Jones (pitcher)

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Jeff Jones
Jeff Jones 2014.jpg
Jones in 2014
Detroit Tigers – No. 51
Relief pitcher / pitching coach
Born: (1956-07-29) July 29, 1956 (age 58)
Detroit, Michigan
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 10, 1980 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 14, 1984 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Win–loss record 9–9
Earned run average 3.95
Saves 8
Teams

As player

As coach

Jeffrey Allen Jones (born July 29, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He played for the Oakland Athletics from 1980 until 1984. He is currently the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers.[1]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jeff graduated from nearby Southgate High School, (now Southgate Anderson High School) in Southgate, Michigan. He has two daughters, Audrey and Whitney.

Playing career[edit]

Jones pitched for five seasons in Oakland (1980–84), almost entirely out of the bullpen (three starts in 112 appearances). He compiled a 9–9 record and eight saves with a 3.95 ERA, striking out 128 batters in 205 innings.

Coaching career[edit]

Jones was the pitching coach for the London Tigers (AA) in 1989, 1991 and 1992. He then went to the Toledo Mud Hens in 1990 and 1994 to be their pitching coach.

After numerous stints as the Tigers bullpen coach, most recently 2007–2011, Jones was moved to the position of pitching coach on July 3, 2011. This followed the firing of pitching coach Rick Knapp, after a six-game stretch where Tiger pitchers gave up a combined 54 runs against the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Jones' contract expired at the end of the 2011 season, but the Tigers chose to tender a new contract to bring him back for 2012 and beyond.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beck, Jason (November 6, 2013). "Ausmus retains Jones, adds Clark to coaching staff". MLB.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Mowery, Matthew B. (November 10, 2013). "DETROIT TIGERS: Jeff Jones back as pitching coach, Dave Clark added to staff". pressandguide.com. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Dan Whitmer
Fred Kendall
Ed Ott
Lloyd McClendon
Detroit Tigers bullpen coach
1995
1999–2000
2002
2007–2011
Succeeded by
Fred Kendall
Ed Ott
Lance Parrish
Mike Rojas
Preceded by
Rick Knapp
Detroit Tigers pitching coach
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent