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APPOINTED: Named Hitting Coach on Nov. 17, 2014.

PERSONAL: Brook Wallace Jacoby Jr...Was MVP at Ventura (CA) Junior College in 1978 and 1979...His father, Brook Wallace Jacoby Sr, played in the Cleveland and Philadelphia organizations.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Was selected by Atlanta in the seventh round of the June 1979 free-agent draft and went on to play 11 seasons in the Major Leagues for the Braves, Indians and Athletics...Finished his big league career with a .270 average, 120 home runs and 545 RBI in 1,311 games...The former third baseman spent most of his career with Cleveland, where he was a two-time American League All-Star (1986, 1990)...Produced his best season in 1987, when he established career highs with a .300 batting average and 32 home runs, the highest homer total by an Indians third baseman since Al Rosen led the AL with 43 in 1953.

COACHING CAREER: Joined the Reds in 2000 following a stint the previous season as the hitting/third base coach for Atlantic City in the independent Atlantic League...Worked in the Reds' minor league system for three seasons from 2000-02, first as a roving hitting instructor and the last two years as hitting coach at Class AAA Louisville...Spent four seasons in the Texas Rangers' organization, first as hitting coach for the Arizona Rookie League club (2003-04) and then as Minor League hitting coordinator (2005-06)...In April and May of the 2006 season was the Rangers' Major League hitting coach while Rudy Jaramillo recovered from an illness...Spent seven seasons as the Major League hitting coach in Cincinnati from 2007-13...Served one season as Assistant Hitting Coordinator in the Texas Rangers system...2015 will mark his first season with Toronto serving as Major League hitting coach.

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