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Bruce Kenneth Walton

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Pitcher Bruce Walton was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 16th round of the 1985 amateur draft. Primarily a starter early in his pro career, he went 13-7 with 107 strikeouts for the Modesto A's in 1986. After several seasons, he was moved to the bullpen, and he responded by saving 20 games for the Tacoma Tigers in 1991.

After several cups of coffee with the A's in 1991 and 1992, he signed with the Montreal Expos before the 1993 season. He pitched in four games at the major league level for the Expos before being sent to the Houston Astros organization. He split 1994 between the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Rockies. Walton finishing his playing career in with the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League in 1995 and led the circuit with 28 saves.

After his playing days ended, Walton spent several years coaching in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. He joined the Blue Jays coaching staff in 2002. He served as the Jays' bullpen coach from 2002 until 2009 and was then named pitching coach for the 2010 season, holding the job until 2012.

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