Tigers Roster & Staff

Phil Clark #59

Entering his fourth season in the Tigers organization and his first as the Major League club's assistant hitting coach, after being named to the position on November 2, 2017 ... Spent the previous three seasons as a hitting coach in the Tigers Minor League system, first with Single A West Michigan in 2015 and then with Double A Erie in 2016-17 ... Under Clark's tutelage, outfielder Christin Stewart was named a 2017 Eastern League Midseason and Postseason All-Star, leading the league with 28 home runs, 60 extra-base hits and 243 total bases, and ranking third with 86 RBI, tied for fourth with 29 doubles and fifth with a .501 slugging percentage ... In 2016, the SeaWolves finished the season ranked tied for second in the Eastern League with a .265 team batting average, while they were fourth in 2017 with a .261 batting average ... Prior to joining the Tigers organization, he was a coach in the Cleveland Indians Minor League system for eight seasons, serving as the hitting coach for Single A Mahoning Valley (2009, 2014), Triple A Columbus (2012-13), Single A Kinston (2011) and Single A Lake County (2010)...also worked as a coach for the Gulf Coast League Indians from 2007-08 ... The 18th overall selection by the Tigers in the 1986 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Clark played professionally for 15 seasons, including parts of five seasons in the Majors with the Tigers (1992), San Diego Padres (1993-95) and Boston Red Sox (1996) ... Ended his professional career with the Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan, where he was named the Japan League Most Valuable Player in 1998 ... A native of Crockett, TX, Clark and his wife, Judy, reside in Ocoee, FL...the couple has three children.