Jeff Branson (baseball)

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Jeff Branson
Jeff Branson August2010.jpg
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 2
Infielder / Coach
Born: (1967-01-26) January 26, 1967 (age 47)
Waynesboro, Mississippi
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1992 for the Cincinnati Reds
Last MLB appearance
October 6, 2001 for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Career statistics
Batting Average .246
Hits 383
Home Runs 34
Teams
Medal record
Men's Baseball
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Team

Jeffery Glenn Branson (born January 26, 1967) is an American former Major League Baseball infielder who is a Major league baseball coach. He is currently the hitting coach for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Early and personal life

Branson was born on January 26, 1967, in Waynesboro, Mississippi. He is an alumnus of Southern Choctaw High School in Silas, Alabama, and the University of West Alabama. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1988 MLB amateur draft.

Career

Branson played for three different teams during his playing career: the Cincinnati Reds (1992–1997), Cleveland Indians (1997–1998), and Los Angeles Dodgers (2000–2001). He made his Major League Baseball debut April 12, 1992 and played his final game October 6, 2001.

Coaching career

On November 18, 2013, Branson was named hitting coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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