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James Rowson

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James Rowson
Rowson with the Miami Marlins in 2020
New York Yankees – No. 62
Born: (1976-09-12) September 12, 1976 (age 47)
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
As coach

James Frank Rowson (born September 12, 1976) is an American professional baseball coach. He is the hitting coach for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was previously a coach in MLB for the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins, Miami Marlins, and Detroit Tigers.

Playing career[edit]

Rowson is from Mount Vernon, New York. He attended Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Bronx, a borough of New York City.[1] The Seattle Mariners selected Rowson in the ninth round of the 1994 MLB draft. He played minor league baseball in the Mariners' and the New York Yankees' minor league systems from 1995 to 1997, and played for the Cook County Cheetahs in the independent Heartland League in 1998.[2]

Post-playing career[edit]

Rowson served as the Yankees' minor league hitting coordinator for six seasons, joining the Chicago Cubs as their minor league hitting coordinator for the 2012 season. He took over as the hitting coach of the Cubs in June 2012, after Rudy Jaramillo was fired.[2] After the 2013 season, Rowson rejoined the Yankees as their minor league hitting coordinator.[3]

The Minnesota Twins hired Rowson as their hitting coach before the 2017 season.[4] In the offseason following the 2019 season, Rowson left the Twins to become the Marlins' bench coach.[5] On November 15, 2022, the Detroit Tigers hired Rowson as an assistant hitting coach.[6]

After the 2023 season, the Yankees hired Rowson as their hitting coach.[7]


  1. ^ Mercogliano, Vincent Z. "Mount Vernon to MLB: Garvin Alston and James Rowson unite as coaches with Minnesota Twins". The Journal News.
  2. ^ a b Cubs dismiss hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo
  3. ^ "Chicago Cubs James Rowson - chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 2013-11-10.
  4. ^ "Twins name Rowson as hitting coach". MLB.com.
  5. ^ "Source: Marlins hire Rowson for dual role". MLB.com.
  6. ^ "Tigers hire 3 new hitting coaches, including one with Michigan ties". MLive.com. November 15, 2022. Retrieved November 19, 2022.
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/1724142075971588414

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