Toronto Blue Jays name Derek Shelton quality control coach for 2017 season
Former Tampa Bay Rays batting coach Derek Shelton, left, bench coach Dave Martinez, center, and manager Joe Maddon watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of the MLB American League baseball game against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (Mark Duncan/AP Photo)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, December 12, 2016 5:43PM EST
TORONTO -- Derek Shelton was named quality control coach for the Blue Jays on Tuesday, rounding out Toronto's coaching staff for 2017
The 46-year-old Shelton spent seven seasons as the hitting coach for the Tampa Bay Rays (2010-16) and five in the same capacity with the Cleveland Indians (2005-09).
The Carbondale, Ill., native began his coaching career in the Yankees system in 1997, including three seasons as a manager, posting a 121-73 record with the GCL and Staten Island clubs.
Shelton serves as the spokesperson for the Speed Hitter training bat.