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Travis Dawkins

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Travis "Gookie" Dawkins is in his fourth season in the organization, his first as a manager. Last year, he was manager Pat Kelly's hitting coach at Class AA Pensacola. Following the 2017 regular season, Gookie performed hitting coach duties in the prestigious Arizona Fall League for Scottsdale. Prior to 2017, he worked as a hitting coach for the Class A Daytona Tortugas (2016) and the AZL Reds (2015). Following a 15-year professional playing career, Dawkins in 2015 returned to the organization that selected him in the second round of the June 1997 draft. He spent time playing in the minor league systems of the Reds, Dodgers, Royals, Cubs, Tigers, Pirates, Mariners, Phillies, White Sox and Marlins. He also played in parts of 4 Major League seasons with Cincinnati (1999, 2000, 2002) and Kansas City (2003). He won a gold medal while playing for Team USA in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, a tournament capped by a 4-0 upset of perennial champion Cuba.