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Andy McKay Named Director of Player Development

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that Andy McKay has been hired as Seattle’s new Director of Player Development.

McKay comes to Seattle from the Colorado Rockies where he has been Peak Performance Coordinator for the Rockies minor league system since September of 2012.

Prior to joining the Rockies, Andy was the Head Baseball Coach at Sacramento City College for 14 seasons (1999-2012). He compiled a record of 427-205-2 (.675) with 8 League Titles, and finished in the top-3 in the State of California 3 times, including 1 State Championship. He was the Assistant Coach at Sacramento City College from 1994-1998, after spending one season as a Player/Coach at the University of Tampa in 1993. Tampa won the Division II National Title in his only season there.

McKay has also coached in the summers in the Cape Cod League and the Northwoods League.

Andy, a Sacramento native, is a graduate of Del Campo HS (Sacramento), Sacramento City College and Sacramento State University. He earned his MBA in Organizational Behavior Studies from Sacramento State in 1996.

In addition to coaching at Sacramento City College, McKay taught classes in Physical Education and Business.

McKay and his wife, Anne, have two children: Hank and Gabrielle.

“Mr. Mariner” Alvin Davis Joins Seattle Player Development Department

SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Vice President of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik and Director of Player Development Chris Gwynn announced today that Alvin Davis has joined the Mariners Player Development Department as a roving minor league instructor.

“I am really excited to add Alvin to our player development staff,” Gwynn said. “His knowledge, intellect and teaching ability will help our young players as they progress through our system.”

Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis

Davis played for the Mariners from 1984-91, earning the nickname “Mr. Mariner”. He was the team’s first inductee into the Mariners Hall of Fame in 1997.

Alvin was named American League Rookie of the Year in 1984 by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and finished his career in the top-10 in nearly every Mariners offensive category.

Davis will be in Seattle this weekend for the Mariners Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson, including throwing out a first pitch prior to Friday night’s game vs. the Royals.

Davis will be available to media on the field (Mariners dugout) from 4:45 – 5:00 pm on Friday, July 27.