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Charles Steven Cox

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 4", Weight 222 lb.

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First baseman / outfielder Steve Cox played four seasons for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and then played in Japan.

Cox was drafted in the 5th round of the 1992 draft and worked his way up the minors, showing increasing power. In 1993, he posted .316/.371/.526 in low Single A, and in 1995 he hit .298/.402/.557 with 30 home runs in high Single A.

As he moved into Double A and Triple A in 1996-99, he wasn't to slug .500 again until 1999, when he posted an impressive .341/.414/.588 with Durham at age 24, winning the league's MVP award.

He made his major league debut in 1999, appearing in 6 games, and then had at least 300 at-bats in each of 2000-02. His best year was 2000, with a line of .283/.379/.453. Teammates included Wade Boggs in 1999, Jose Canseco in 1999-2000, and Fred McGriff in 2000-01.

Yokohama purchased him in December 2002. He played for them in 2003.

In 2005 he came back to play in the minors at Durham.

In 2007, he was the co-head coach for baseball at Porterville College. He is now an assistant coach under former minor leaguer Del Marine. [1]

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