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• Enters his second-straight season as Manager Bud Black's bench coach...2015 is his fifth season coaching at any level after serving as special assistant to baseball operations for the Padres in 2010.

• Named to the Major League staff as first base coach on October 18, 2010...promoted to bench coach on November 18, 2013.


• Played parts of 10 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians (1999-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-04), Boston Red Sox (2004), Padres (2005-06) and San Francisco Giants (2007-08).

• Played key role in Red Sox run to 2004 World Series title...stole second base in the ninth inning of Game 4 of the ALCS and scored the tying run later than inning as the Red Sox staved off elimination and won the first of eight straight games on their way to the organization's first title since 1918.

• From his first full season in 2002 to his last full season in 2007, ranked fourth among all Major League players with 226 stolen bases.

• Hit a career-high .293 for the Padres in 2006, also tying Tony Gwynn's franchise single-season record with a career-high 13 triples.


• Full name is David Ray Roberts...he and his wife, Tricia, have a son, Cole and a daughter, Emmerson.

• Attended Rancho Buena Vista High School in Vista, Calif., and went on to earn a degree from UCLA...played left field for the Bruins and finished his collegiate career as the school's all-time stolen base leader (109).

• Following his playing career, served as an analyst for the New England Sports Network (NESN) in 2009 before joining the Padres front office in 2010.

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