Mark, a 15-season major league veteran and a graduate of Northwestern University, is in his first season as Chicago's major league bench coach ... Was a special assistant in the San Diego Padres baseball operations department for the previous nine seasons ... started in that role in 2010 following his retirement in January of that year ... A two-time All-Star (2004, 2006), he batted .280 or above in 12-straight seasons from 1997-2008, including a three-year stretch in which he hit over .300 (2002-04) ... Selected by Milwaukee in the seventh round of the 1993 draft ... Is a 1993 graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned Big Ten MVP honors and was a Division I All-American.
This is Mark's first season as coach ... has been a player or executive in professional baseball since 1993.
A two-time All-Star, Mark played 15 seasons with the Brewers (1995-2002), Astros (2002, 2007-08), Padres (2003-05), Red Sox (2006) and Dodgers (2009) ... hit .295 (1,713-for-5,812) with 309 doubles, 22 triples, 76 homers and 629 RBI in 1,726 games ... Named to the American League All-Star squad in 2006 and became the first Red Sox second baseman to start the All-Star Game since Felix Mantilla in 1965 ... surpassed Bobby Doerr's (.993, 1948) club single-season record for fielding percentage by a second baseman, posting a .994 mark ... In 2004 with the Padres, he set career marks in hits (208), doubles (47), home runs (16), RBI (76), runs scored (108), batting average (.335), slugging percentage (.495) and on-base percentage (.391) en route to being named Padres team MVP for the second-straight season ... Earned a N.L. Silver Slugger that season and finished ninth in N.L. MVP voting ... Collected his first big league hit on September 10, 1995 vs. Texas, a pinch-hit single off Kenny Rogers … cracked his first home run on September 12, 1995 at Tiger Stadium, a solo shot off Detroit's Jose Lima.