Tigers Roster & Staff

David Clark #25

The 2018 season will mark Clark's fifth season as the club's third base coach / outfield instructor...originally joined the Tigers coaching staff as Brad Ausmus' third base coach on November 6, 2013 ... Under his tutelage, J.D. Martinez ranked tied for third in the American League in 2015 with 15 outfield assists, which were the most by a Tigers outfielder since 2002, while he was seventh in the American League with a .993 fielding percentage ... Prior to joining the Tigers, he spent five seasons with the Houston Astros, as their first base coach (2013) and third base coach (2009-12) ... Served as the Astros interim manager for the final 13 games of the 2009 season...also managed the Licey Tigers in the Dominican Winter League from 2010-11 ... Spent six seasons as a Minor League manager (2003-2008), winning two league titles, while twice being named Manager of the Year ... Began his coaching career in 2000 as the hitting coach for the Triple A Nashville Sounds...also spent two seasons (2001-02) as the Pirates Major League hitting coach ... Played 13 seasons at the Major League level with the Indians (1986-89), Cubs (1990, 1997), Royals (1991), Pirates (1992-96), Dodgers (1996) and Astros (1998) ... Originally selected by the Cleveland Indians in the first round (11th overall) of the 1983 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... Graduated from Jackson (MS) State University where he was the team's MVP and top hitter in both 1982 and 1983...inducted into the Jackson State Sports Hall of Fame in November, 2000 ... His brother, Louis, played seven years in the NFL with Seattle (1987-93) and Green Bay (1994) and currently serves as the senior director of pro personnel for the Los Angeles Chargers ... Participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan and TigerFest, actively participates in the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation program and Play Baseball Detroit, participated in the pregame