2016 marks first season as Angels hitting coach following appointment on Nov. 3, 2015 (replacing Don Baylor)... Spent previous two seasons (2014-15) as the club's assistant hitting coach... Marks third stint as head hitting coach for a club (Seattle Mariners in 2013; Los Angels Dodgers 2011-12)... In 2014, assumed head hitting coach responsibilities for 12 weeks while Don Baylor recovered from a broken right thigh bone... Spent 2013 campaign as Seattle's hitting coach... Under his tutelage, saw Mariners offense hit 188 home runs, good for second most in the A.L. and an improvement of 39 homers over previous season (149)... Mariners were the only team in the A.L. that saw an improvement of 35+ home runs between 2012 and 2013 campaigns... Spent 2012 and part of the 2011 season as the Dodgers hitting coach... Began the 2011 season as Dodgers Major League hitting instructor prior to his promotion on July 20... After his promotion, Club averaged 4.6 runs per game for remainder of season (averaged 3.6 runs in first 97 games)... Prior to joining Dodgers, was Arizona's minor league hitting coordinator for the 2008-2010 seasons... Began professional coaching career in 2007 as Arizona's Double-A Mobile BayBears hitting coach.
PLAYING CAREER & MISC
Played 15 seasons at Major League level for Dodgers (1990-1997 & 1999-2002), Padres (2003 & 2004) and Mariners (2004 & 2005)... Posted a career .260 (466/1793) average with 187 runs scored, 79 doubles, 35 home runs and 222 RBIs... Set an M.L. record with seven pinch-hit home runs in 2000...Prior to 2000, the most home runs hit in a single season by a pinch-hitter was five, last done by Billy Ashley in 1996... Owns Dodgers club record for most pinch-hits in a season (18 in 1993) and a career (110)... Appeared in two postseasons with Dodgers during 1995 and 1996 seasons... Went 2-for-5 (.400) during his five postseason appearances... Went 2-for-3 in three pinch-hit appearances during the 1995 NLDS vs. Cincinnati... Graduated from Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, CA... Originally draft ed by Dodgers in second round of 1986 First-Year Player Draft... Along with wife Julie, is actively involved in PurpleStride, a foundation in the fight against pancreatic cancer... Full name is David Andrew Hansen.