Marcus Jensen

Marcus Jensen

Marcus Jensen
Jensen with the Columbus Clippers in 2003
Oakland Athletics – No. 59
Catcher
Born: (1972-12-14) December 14, 1972
Oakland, California
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1996, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
June 23, 2002, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Batting average .184
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 29
Teams
Career highlights and awards
  • 2000 Olympic Baseball Gold Medalist
Marcus Jensen
Medal record
Men's baseball
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
2000 Sydney Team competition

Marcus Christian Jensen (born December 14, 1972) is an American professional baseball player and coach. He played catcher for the San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1996 through 2002. After retiring as a player, Jensen coached and managed in the minor leagues. He will coach for the Oakland Athletics of MLB starting in 2015.

Contents

  • Playing career 1
  • Coaching career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Playing career

Jensen attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.[1][2] The San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball (MLB) selected Jensen in the first round, with the 33rd overall selection, of the 1990 MLB Draft. He made his MLB debut in 1996.[3] Though he was labeled the Giants' "catcher of the future", he struggled, and was traded to the Detroit Tigers in July 1997 in exchange for Brian Johnson.[4] He played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998, the St. Louis Cardinals in 1999, the Minnesota Twins in 2000, the Boston Red Sox and the Texas Rangers in 2001, and the Brewers in 2002.

Jensen played for the United States national baseball team in the 1999 Pan American Games,[5] and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

Jensen also spent time in the Golden Baseball League from 2005–2006.

Coaching career

In January 2007, Jensen retired as an active player to become a hitting coach in the

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)

External links

  1. ^ a b c "Minor-league coaching news, Santa Rosa's Everidge hired". Oakland Athletics : The Drumbeat. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jensen to catch some experience". SFGate. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Giants-are-catching-a-glimpse-of-future-3155104.php
  4. ^ "Giants deal reaches for Skyline". SFGate. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sun Journal – Google News Archive Search". Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Official Site of The Vancouver Canadians – canadiansbaseball.com Homepage". Vancouver Canadians. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "A's Name Darren Bush Hitting Coach". Oakland Athletics. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Rays nab high-risk, high-reward catcher". Major League Baseball. Retrieved October 31, 2014. 

References

Jensen's son, Marcus Proctor, was chosen by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2009 MLB Draft.[8]

Personal life

Jensen succeeded Todd Steverson as the Athletics' the minor league roving hitting instructor for Athletics after the 2013 season.[1] After the 2014 season, he was named the assistant hitting coach on the Athletics' Major League roster.[7]

[1].Arizona League Rookie-level of the Arizona Athletics of the manager From 2009 through 2013, he was the [6]