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Ramon Santiago #39

Begins his first season as the Tigers first base coach after being named to the position on November 2, 2017...Joins the Tigers coaching staff after enjoying a 16-year professional playing career, including 13 seasons at the Major League level with the Tigers (2002-03, 2006-13), Seattle Mariners (2004-05) and Cincinnati Reds (2014)...In 920 career games in the big leagues, he posted a .243 (592x2436) batting average with 30 home runs and 214 RBI...Was a part of four postseason teams in Detroit, including the Tigers' 2006 and 2012 American League Championship clubs...Hit a walk-off grand slam in his final Major League at-bat on September 27, 2014 as a member of the Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh...Collected three hits for the Tigers in Game 1 of the 2011 American League Championship Series vs. Texas, tying the club's ALCS single-game record...his nine hits overall in that series, which tied Placido Polanco's 2006 club record for hits in an ALCS...Selected as a Topps Rookie All-Star in 2002...Made his Major League debut on May 17, 2002 vs. Texas, going 1x3...led off the game on June 3, 2002 vs. Boston with his first Major League home run off Pedro Martinez, then later in the game homered off Tim Wakefield...added another leadoff home run the next day off John Burkett...Selected as a Midwest League All-Star in 2000, and was rated the best defensive shortstop in the Midwest League...He and his wife, Andreina, reside in Miami, FL and have three sons, Raymond, Andres and Alán.