Mariners Roster & Staff

Tim Laker #21

PERSONAL

Timothy John Laker…resides in Simi Valley, CA, with wife Ginger, and son, Brando…graduated from Simi Valley High School… selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 49th round of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft but did not sign...attended Oxnard (CA) Community College...selected by the Montreal Expos in the 6th round of the 1988 Draft.

COACHING CAREER

In his first season as the Mariners hitting coach, and his third season as a big league coach, overall… spent the past two seasons (2017- 18) as the Diamondbacks assistant hitting coach...prior to joining Arizona, spent 10 seasons as a minor league coach in various roles with the Indians, Mariners and White Sox organizations...spent the 2016 season as the hitting coach for AA Akron (Cleveland)…from 2011-15, served in multiple roles with Chicago-AL: hitting coach with AAA Charlotte (2011), minor league hitting coordinator (2012-14) and minor league hitting instructor (2015)...managed AA West Tennessee (Seattle) to a 73-66 record and an appearance in the Southern League playoffs in 2010... began his coaching career with Cleveland, spending the 2007 season as the manager of short-season A Mahoning Valley and the 2008-09 seasons as the Indians minor league catching coordinator.

PLAYING CAREER

Was a catcher for parts of 11 Major League seasons with Montreal (1992-95), Baltimore (1997), Tampa Bay (1998, 2005), Pittsburgh (1998-99) and Cleveland (2001-04, '06).