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Jeffrey Lindon Cox (born November 9, 1955) is a former Major League Baseball third base coach for the Chicago White Sox. He is currently a baserunning specialist for the Detroit Tigers.[1] Previously, Cox was a second baseman for the Oakland Athletics during the 1980 and 1981 seasons. He batted and threw right-handed.

Jeff Cox
Jeff Cox 2011.jpg
Cox in 2011.
Second baseman / Coach
Born: (1955-11-09) November 9, 1955 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 1, 1980, for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
September 16, 1981, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Batting average.213
As player

As coach

Career highlights and awards

Coaching careerEdit

Cox has completed three seasons with the Chicago White Sox as a third base coach. On January 21, 2013 the Tigers hired Jeff Cox as a baserunning consultant.[1]


Cox was the Florida Marlins bench coach, bullpen coach, then eventually the third base coach and in 2003 when they won the World Series.


Cox was the third base coach and infield instructor for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Playing careerEdit

In a 61-game career, Cox was a .213 hitter (36-for-169) with 20 runs and nine RBI without home runs.


Jeff Cox is a single father and has one daughter named Kimberly. He graduated in 1973 from South Hills High School located in West Covina, California. In high school, Cox was a three-sport athlete lettering in baseball, basketball, and cross-country. His senior year in high school he was named to the California Interscholastic Federation first team in baseball and basketball. Cox later attended Manatee Junior College in Bradenton, Florida while also playing at the Royals Baseball Academy. Cox played two years of basketball at Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, California and also attended Cal Poly-Pomona.[2]


  1. ^ a b J. Cox joins Tigers' staff as baserunning consultant, January 21, 2013
  2. ^ "Manager and Coaches Whitesox". White Sox. Retrieved 2 July 2012.

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