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Hensley Meulens #31

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Full Name:
Hensley Meulens
Uniform #:
31

COACHING CAREER
- Former big leaguer will enter his fifth season of Major League coaching in 2014, serving as a hitting coach.
- Managed The Kingdom of the Netherlands in the 2013 World Baseball Classic...led his club to the semi-finals of the WBC before being defeated by the Dominican Republic, 4-1.
- SF's offense has posted the fourth-highest batting average (.257) among NL teams since he became hitting coach in 2010.
- Prior to his current stint he was the Triple-A hitting coach for the Fresno Grizzlies in 2009.
- Prior to joining SF's organization, was Triple-A hitting coach for the Indianapolis Indians of Pittsburgh Pirates organization from 2005-08.
- Was part of the coaching staff for Bluefield, Baltimore's advanced rookie team in Appalachian League from 2003-04.

PLAYING CAREER
- Made his professional debut with the New York Yankees in 1986 and spent eight years in their system.
- Named Carolina League Player of the Year by Baseball America in 1987 and led International League in home runs (26) and RBI (100) while playing with Columbus in 1992.
- Played parts of five seasons with the Yankees (1989-93) before spending three seasons in Japan (1994-96).
- Returned to U.S. and had brief stints with Montreal (1997) and Arizona (1998).
- Played with independent Newark in 1999.
- Made his Major League debut Aug. 23, 1989 and singled off Mike Boddicker for his first big league hit in just his third at-bat.
- Overall, batted .220 (109-for-496) with 15 home runs and 53 RBI in 182 Major League contests.

PERSONAL
He and his wife Gyselle, have one son, Elijah Gabriel Ludwig (April 14, 2010) and two daughters, Mia Valentina Turya (Feb. 29, 2012) and Evangelina Cristina Vuri (Jan. 14, 2014)...Hensley also has two daughters, Michelle and Danielle, and one grandson Maxton Hensley Liam Pasquaretta (the son of Michelle and her husband Kevin).

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