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Gary Pettis was named the Astros third base coach on Oct. 17, 2014. In addition to his third base coach responsibilities, Pettis is the club's outfield and baserunning instructor. Under Pettis' guidance, the 2016 Astros finished third in the American League with 102 steals, while the outfielders combined to finish third in the AL with a .991 fielding percentage. Astros outfielders also posted 45 assists, which led the Major Leagues. Prior to joining the Astros, Pettis spent eight seasons (2007-14) on the Major League coaching staff of the Texas Rangers. He spent his last two seasons (2013-14) with the Rangers as their third base coach after spending six seasons (2007-12) as the club's first base coach. Over those eight years, Pettis also served as the club's outfield and baserunning instructor. 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 for the Angels (1995) and White Sox (1997-2000), and later had a two-year stint as Milwaukee's Triple A hitting instructor (2005-06). 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 amassed 354 career steals and stole at least 40 bases five times during his career, which included a pair of 50-steal seasons. His Gold Gloves came in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1990, which made him the fifth player in Major League history to win a Gold Glove with three different teams. Pettis makes his offseason home in San Clemente, Calif., with his wife Peggy. The couple has two daughters, Paige and Shaye, and two sons, Kyler and Dante. Dante is coming off his junior year as a wide receiver at the University of Washington, where he caught 14 touchdowns, which ranked seventh in the FBS and tied for ninth in Pac-12 history.. Kyler is a model and actor, who has appeared on the television soap opera Days of Our Lives for two years (2015-16).

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