Garvin Alston

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Garvin James Alston

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Garvin Alston pitched in the majors for the Colorado Rockies in 1996, a team which played in a ballpark highly favorable to hitters - the team ERA was 5.60. In 6 games, all of them in June, he pitched 6 innings, and finished 4 games. Alston was drafted in the 10th round of the 1992 amateur draft, and was a starter in the minors from 1992 through part of 1994, when he became a reliever. His peak save total in the minors was 14 in Triple A ball in 1996.

He received his first major league coaching assignment in 2016 as bullpen coach of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he stayed only one year. he then began 2017 as minor league pitching rehab coordinator for the San Diego Padres, but on June 19th, he was hired by the Oakland Athletics as their bullpen coach, replacing Scott Emerson who had been promoted to pitching coach. In 2018, he moved to the Minnesota Twins as pitching coach. Alston was scheduled to be pitching coach of the San Jose Giants in 2020 before the season was cancelled due to Covid-19.

He is a cousin of Dell Alston. His son, Garvin Alston Jr., pitched for Arizona State University.

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