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COACHING CAREER: Turner Ward is in his first season in the organization...on 11/6/18 was hired as hitting coach on new manager David Bell's Major League staff...joined the Reds after spending the 2016-2018 seasons as hitting coach for the Dodgers, who won the National League West Division in all 3 of his years there and advanced to consecutive World Series in 2017 and each of his 3 seasons in LA, Dodgers batters increased their run production over the prior year...over the course of his tenure there, LAD ranked first in the National League in team home runs, second in walks, third in slugging percentage, fourth in on-base percentage and fifth in runs each of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, the Dodgers established club records for home runs, extra-base hits and slugging 2018, Dodgers batters led the NL with a franchise record 235 HR while establishing new Los Angeles records with 564 extra-base hits and a .442 slugging percentage...7 Dodgers batters produced at least 20 home runs in 2018, the most in club history and the most ever by a National League club...before he was hired by LAD spent 8 years in the Diamondbacks organization, as Class AA Mobile's hitting coach from 2008-2010, as Mobile's manager from 2011-2012 and as the Major League club's assistant hitting coach in 2013 before he was promoted to hitting coach for the 2014 and 2015 4 seasons overall as a minor league manager went .216-190 (.532)...his Mobile teams won consecutive Southern League championships in 2011 and 2011, Ward was the Southern League Manager of the Year and Mobile the Minor League Team of the Year as voted by Baseball 2012 was a coach for the World Team at the All-Star Futures Game at KC and managed in the Southern League All-Star Game.

PLAYING CAREER: The former outfielder was selected by the Yankees in the 18th round of the June 1986 amateur draft...played 12 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Indians (1990-1991), Blue Jays (1991-1993), Brewers (1994-1996), Pirates (1997-1999), Diamondbacks (1999-2000) and Phillies (2001) 1992 and 1993 played for the Blue Jays' World Series championship teams...hit a pinch-hit, 2-run HR in Game 3 of the 1999 NL Division Series for Ari vs NYM...was playing RF for the Pirates vs the Dodgers on 5/3/98 at Three Rivers Stadium when the momentum of his leaping catch of Mike Piazza's fly ball carried him through the outfield wall.

PERSONAL: Graduated from Satsuma (AL) High School...attended the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where he was a teammate of 19-year veteran Major Leaguer Luis Gonzalez, and Faulkner State Junior College...was inducted into the Southern League Hall of Fame in 2015, the Mobile (AL) Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Alabama Junior College Hall of Fame in 2016 earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix...wife's name is Donna...they have 3 children, Tucker, Olin and Kendall...his son Tucker, a righthanded pitcher, was selected out of Louisiana Tech University by the Diamondbacks in the 40th round of the 2015 first-year player draft.

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