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Pedro Grifol #28

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Full Name:
Pedro Grifol
Uniform #:
28

Coaching Career

  • Pedro begins his third year with the Royals organization and first full-season as the club's Catching Coach…he was named to the position on May 29, serving as the hitting coach prior to his reassignment.
  • Named KC's Major League Special Assignment Coach on May 30, 2013...took over hitting coach duties on a full-time basis on July 25, 2013...the Royals hit .260 and averaged over 4.0 runs per game after his appointment.
  • Grifol joined the Royals' organization in 2013 as the hitting coach for Rookie-level Surprise, after 13 seasons in the Seattle Mariners' system.
  • Served as the manager at Class-A High Desert in 2012, leading the Mavericks to an 83-57 regular-season record.
  • Previous roles with the Mariners' organization included area scout for south Florida and Puerto Rico (2000-05), manager of Short-Season Class-A Everett (2003-05), Coordinator of Instruction (2006-08) and Director of Minor League Operations (2008-11).
  • Served as a Major League Coach during the second half of the 2010 season.

Playing Career

  • Played nine seasons in the minor leagues from 1991-99, spending five seasons in the Twins' organization (1991-95) and four with the Mets (1996-99)...hit .226 with 39 homers and 273 RBI in 652 minor league games.
  • Originally a sixth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Twins in the 1991 MLB Amateur Draft

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Pedro and his wife, Ali, reside in Buckeye, Ariz....they have three daughters: Lauren, Amanda and Camila.
  • Played three seasons at Florida State (1989-91), helping the Seminoles reach the College World Series in 1989 and 1991...a first team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America in 1991.
  • Finished his B.S. degree at Excelsior College/The University of the State of New York in 2001.
  • A 1988 graduate of Christopher Columbus High School in Miami...named Florida State High School Player of the Year.
  • Participated with USA Baseball National Teams in 1987 and 1989.

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