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chad mottola, 1997 Leaf #83, Reds

Player: Mottola, Chad

Card: 1997 Leaf #83

Position: RF

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Charles Edward "Chad" Mottola (born October 15, 1971 in Augusta, GA) is an American professional baseball player and coach for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball (MLB). Chad played in MLB for five years as an outfielder. Considered a journeyman, he played professionally from 1992 through 2007, appearing in 59 MLB games and 1,801 minor league games. He was the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays during the 2013 season.

A highly regarded prospect, Mottola was selected by the Cincinnati Reds with the fifth overall selection of the 1992 MLB draft (one spot ahead of Derek Jeter).

Chad played in minor league baseball for different organizations, receiving major league playing time with the Cincinnati Reds in 1996, the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000 and 2006, the Florida Marlins in 2001 and the Baltimore Orioles in 2004. As he received less playing time in 2007, he began to mentor younger teammates, which helped him transition into a coaching career.

(excerpted from Baseball Almanac, BR Bullpen & Wikipedia)


1997 Score #23
Image courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel


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