The Toronto Blue Jays have named former Major League catcher Ken Huckaby the hitting coach for the 2013 Bluefield Blue Jays.
Huckaby spent 6 seasons in the MLB, 3 of those with Toronto, posting a .222 lifetime batting average. He also had a lengthy 18 year minor league career hitting .271 lifetime. Huckaby played his last major league game in 2006 with Boston and his last professional game in 2008 in the Kansas City Royals organization.
"We are looking forward to having Ken join the coaching staff this season," said Bluefield General Manager Jeff Gray, "He brings a wealth of professional baseball knowledge and experience to the team, to help develop our Bluefield hitters in 2013."
Huckaby was drafted in the 22nd round of the 1991 Amateur Player Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made his Major League debut on October 6, 2001 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also played for Toronto, Texas, Baltimore and Boston.
Bluefield opens their 2013 campaign on June 20th at home against the Greeneville Astros.
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