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Henry Blanco is in his second season as the team's quality assurance coach, and is in his third season as a major league coach, following a 16-year big league career with the Dodgers (1997), Rockies (1999), Brewers (2000-01), Braves (2002-03), Twins (2004), Cubs (2005-08), Padres (2009), Mets (2010), Diamondbacks (2011-12), Blue Jays (2013) and Mariners (2013) … 2016 marks his 27th season in professional baseball. Was originally signed by the Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on November 12, 1989. Suited up for 11 different big league teams in his 16-year big league career. Spent the 2014 campaign with the Arizona Diamondbacks, serving as a coach/bullpen catcher. Attended Antonio Jose de Sucre High School … participates in the Garth Brooks Teammates for Kids Foundation, helping develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children's charities. The 2016 campaign marks Henry's third as a professional coach following 16 major league seasons from 1997, 1999-2013, in which he appeared in 971 games ... spent the 2014 campaign as the Diamondbacks major league assistant coach after retiring as an active player at the end of Spring Training. Henry, who was a member of the Cubs from 2005-08, batted .223 (615-for-2,761) with 274 runs scored, 145 doubles, 11 triples, 72 home runs and 298 RBI in 971 big league games with 11 teams. Appeared in 208 games as a Cub, batting .255 (147-for-576) with 57 runs scored, 27 doubles, two triples, 15 home runs and 78 RBI. Batted .200 (3-for-15) with a home run and two RBI in seven postseason games. Finished his major league career 29 games shy of becoming the eighth player from Venezuela to appear in 1,000 major league games. Threw out 40.5 percent of baserunners attempting to steal (245-for-605). Signed with the Dodgers as an amateur free agent in November of 1989 ... made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter on July 25, 1997 vs. Philadelphia with the Dodgers … recorded a single off Scott Ruffcorn for his first-career big league hit. Blasted his first-career major league home run on September 28, 1997 at Colorado, a solo shot off John Thomson.

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