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Bruce Kenneth Walton (born December 25, 1962) is a former professional baseball pitcher he is currently the pitching coach for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp.He played in Major League Baseball from 1991 to 1994, with the Oakland Athletics, Montreal Expos, and Colorado Rockies.

Bruce Walton
Bruce Walton 2011.jpeg
Walton with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011
Pitcher
Born: (1962-12-25) December 25, 1962 (age 56)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 11, 1991, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 4, 1994, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record2–0
Earned run average8.21
Strikeouts18
WHIP1.76
Teams
As Player

As a Coach

Walton became the bullpen coach for the Toronto Blue Jays on June 7, 2002. He was the pitching coach for the Blue Jays from October 30, 2009 to November 26, 2012.

In a game against the Seattle Mariners on September 13, 2012, Walton was struck by a piece of Edwin Encarnación's broken bat, and left the bench with forearm contusions.[1]

Walton was appointed as the pitching coach of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs on December 18, 2013.[2] Before the 2015 season, he retired and moved to Calgary, Alberta,[3] and was replaced by Mike Cather.[4]

Walton was named as the pitching coach for the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Miami Marlins organization for the 2018 season.

Walton was named as the pitching coach for the AA Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp of the Miami Marlins organization for the 2019 season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chisholm, Gregor (September 14, 2012). "Farrell firmly against maple bats post-incident". MLB.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Muskat, Carrie (December 18, 2013). "New pitching coaches join Cubs' organization". MLB.com. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  3. ^ Leaguer, Minor (August 28, 2015). "What is a simulated game? We asked former Blue Jays pitching coach Bruce Walton". BlueBirdBanter. Vox Media, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  4. ^ Birch, Tommy (December 17, 2014). "Will Iowa Cubs fans see Kris Bryant in D.M. next year?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 29 August 2015.

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