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PERSONAL: Christopher Michael Woodward…resides with wife, Erin, and daughter, Sophie in Palm Harbor, FL…graduated from Northview (CA) High School…played football and baseball during prep career…earned All-League, All-Valley, second team All-CIF and team MVP honors in baseball…attended Mt. San Antonio College (CA) where he was named all-conference…originally selected by Toronto in the 54th round of the 1994 June draft…signed by Blue Jays scout Bill Moore.

COACHING CAREER: In his first full season as first base coach, his second season as a big league coach with Seattle and his third year in the Mariners organization…also works with Major League infielders…began coaching career in 2013 as Mariners minor league infield coordinator; spent time at end of 2013 season with big league club.

PLAYING CAREER: A veteran of 12 Major League seasons with the Blue Jays (1999-2004, 2011), Mets (2005-06), Braves (2007), Mariners (2009, 2010) and Red Sox (2009)…was a career .239 hitter in 659 Major League games…was the Blue Jays Opening Day shortstop in 2003 and 2004…concluded his playing career in 2012, hitting .285 at Triple-A Las Vegas in the Toronto system…had offers to continue his playing career in 2013, but chose to join Seattle's organization as a coach instead. 

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