Gary Pettis was named the Astros third base coach and outfield and baserunning instructor on Oct. 17, 2014.
Prior to joining the Astros, Pettis spent eight seasons (2007-14) on the Major League coaching staff of the Texas Rangers. The former outfielder was a five-time Gold Glove winner during his 14-year Major League career with the California Angels (1982-87), Detroit Tigers (1988-89, 1992), Texas Rangers (1990-91) and San Diego Padres (1992). He spent his last two seasons with the Rangers as their third base coach after spending six seasons as the club's first base coach, serving as the Rangers outfield and baserunning instructor throughout his time with the club.
Pettis also served on the Major League staffs of the New York Mets (2003-04) and Chicago White Sox (2001-02) as first base and outfield coach. Pettis began his coaching career as a roving Minor League instructor in the Angels (1995) and White Sox (1997-2000) organizations, and later had a two-year stint as Milwaukee's Triple A hitting instructor from 2005-06.