Is entering his first season with the Rangers after being hired on October 19...is the club's 5th different hitting coach since the start of the 2009 campaign...this is the 3rd different major league club he has coached, also hitting coach for the Red Sox (2007-12) and Padres (2003-June 15, 2006)
Over a six-year span with the Red Sox from 2007-12, club ranked among the majors' top 3 in doubles (1st, 2089), extra-base hits (1st, 3385), runs (2nd, 5011), hits (2nd, 9196), total bases (2nd, 15002), OPS (2nd, .791), slugging (2nd, .445), on-base pct. (2nd, .346), average (3rd, .273), and walks (3rd, 3587)...Boston also led the majors by averaging 3.94 pitches per plate appearance over those six years...coached an offense that had the majors' highest OPS figures in both 2010 and 2011, ranking 2nd in that category in both 2008 and 2009... in Magadan's first year with the Red Sox in 2007, the club won the World Series while ranking among ML leaders with 352 doubles (T1st) and a .362 on-base percentage (2nd)...the Boston offense had 689 walks in 2007, which remains the highest single-season total by any American League club since 2000 and marked the most free passes by the Red Sox since 1956 (727)... was the Boston hitting coach in 2007 when Dustin Pedroia won the A.L. Rookie of the Year Award and in 2008 when Pedroia took home the A.L. Most Valuable Player Award...in 2011, Red Sox hitters led the ML in at-bats (5710), runs (875), RBI (842), hits (1600), total bases (2631), times on base (2631), doubles (352), extra-base hits (590), OBP (.349), SLG (.461), and OPS (.810)...in 2010, led majors in at-bats (5646), total bases (2546), doubles (358), and OPS (.790)...the 2008 Sox offense posted a ML-best .358 OBP and 646 walks...served as San Diego's major league hitting coach for parts of 4 seasons from 2003-June 15, 2006...began coaching career as the Padres minor league hitting instructor in 2002.
Selected by the Mets in the second round of the 1983 June draft...played 1582 games over 16 major league seasons with the Mets (1986-92), Marlins (1993, 1994), Mariners (1993), Astros (1995), Cubs (1996), A's (1997-98), and Padres (1999-2001)...posted a career .390 OBP...primarily played 3rd (709 games) and 1st (593) base...tallied a .292 (610-2088) clip in 7 seasons with the Mets from 1986-92, the 4th-best career mark in club history (minimum 2000 AB) behind David Wright (.300), Keith Hernandez (.297) and Mike Piazza (.296)...finished 2nd in the National League with a .417 OBP and 3rd with a .328 average in 1990...established a Mets record with a major league-leading .998 fielding pct. at first base that year.
Attended the University of Alabama for 3 years and was an All-Southeastern Conference selection in each season...in 1983, won USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award and was tabbed as the College Player of the Year by Baseball America and the All-SEC Player of the Year after leading all NCAA Division I batters with a .525 average...helped the Crimson Tide to the championship game of the 1983 College World Series, batting .550 (11-20) with a homer and 5 RBI in 5 CWS games...was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010...graduated from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla...selected by Boston in the 12th round of the 1980 June draft, but did not sign.
David Joseph Magadan...married to Monique... has 2 sons, Jordan (24) and Christian (21), and 2 daughters, Peyton (8) and Avery (4)...is a cousin and godson of former major league manager Lou Piniella.