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Darren Wayne Balsley

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Darren Balsley was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 3rd round of the January 1984 amateur draft. He played several seasons in the Athletics (1984-1986) and Toronto Blue Jays (1987-1989) organizations.

After his playing career ended, he was a minor league coach, manager, and scout. He was pitching coach for the St. Catharines Blue Jays (1990-1991), Myrtle Beach Hurricanes (1992), and Hagerstown Suns (1993). He managed the Medicine Hat Blue Jays in 1994-1995. He returned to coaching with Hagertstown (1996), the Dunedin Blue Jays (1997) and the Knoxville Smokies (1999). He was the Blue Jays advance scout in 1998.

In 2000, Balsley was coach of the Fort Wayne Wizards and in 2001 he was pitching coach of the Lake Elsinore Storm. He moved up to the Mobile BayBears the next year and began 2003 with Mobile, but was moved up to the San Diego Padres in May to replace Greg Booker and has been with the Padres since then.

[edit] Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1994 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 39-39 Toronto Blue Jays
1995 Medicine Hat Blue Jays Pioneer League 35-37 4th Toronto Blue Jays Lost League Finals

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