Tim Laker

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Timothy John Laker

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Biographical Information[edit]

Catcher Tim Laker was selected by the Montreal Expos in the eighth round of the 1988 amateur draft. He made his big league debut in 1992 and hit the first pitch he saw in the majors for a single off Tom Glavine. He was considered the Expos' catcher of the future at that point, but instead he bounced between the Expos and the minors the next several years. After having Tommy John surgery in 1995, he missed the following season.

In 2007, Laker managed the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, and in 2008 he became the Cleveland Indians' minor league catching coordinator. Laker was the hitting coach for the Charlotte Knights in 2011 and in 2012 became the Chicago White Sox's minor league hitting coordinator. He became hitting coach of the Akron RubberDucks in 2016. in 2017 he was named assistant hitting coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, staying until the end of the 2018 season. In 2019, he moved to the Seattle Mariners as hitting coach, staying until the end of 2021.

Laker admitted to buying testosterone four times during his career; the information came out in the Mitchell Report.

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2007 Mahoning Valley Scrappers New York-Penn League 37-37 7th Cleveland Indians
2010 West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League 73-66 4th Seattle Mariners Lost in 1st round

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