Is in his first season as a coach with the D-backs after spending the previous 11 in various roles with the A's (2005-15)... Served as the A's Minor League pitching coordinator in 2015 after working as the Minor League pitching rehab coordinator and special assistant from 2009-14...Began his coaching career as the pitching coach with Class A Kane County in 2005-06 and Class A Stockton in 2007-08.
Made six relief appearances with Colorado in 1996...made his Major League debut on June 6 @ Astros...earned his lone Major League win on July 11 vs. Astros (0.2 IP)...Played in eight Minor League seasons with the Rockies (1992-98), Dodgers (1999-2000) and Royals (2000), going 28-38 with 34 saves and a 4.78 ERA in 239 appearances (49 starts)...Pitched with Montreal in the independent Canadian Baseball League in 2003...Drafted by the Rockies in the 10th round of the 1992 June draft.
Garvin James Alston...Married to Natasha...has two children: Garvin Jr. and Jayla...Garvin Jr. is a left-handed pitcher at Arizona State University... Attended Mercy College and Florida International University... Graduated from Mount Vernon (NY) High School...Cousin, Dell Alston, played four Major League seasons with the Yankees (1977-78), A's (1978) and Indians (1979-80).