|Outfielder / Coach|
|Born: November 12, 1964|
|August 30, 1987, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 26, 1997, for the New York Mets|
Gary Montez Thurman (born November 12, 1964) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played for nine seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners, and New York Mets. He was drafted by the Royals in the first round (21st pick) of the 1983 amateur draft. Thurman played his first professional season with their rookie-league Gulf Coast Royals in 1983, and his last with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim's Triple-A affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians, in 1998.
After his playing career, Thurman held various coaching and instructional roles. In 2007, he served as first base coach for the Mariners for the second-half of the season. He was the coordinator of baserunning for the Cleveland Indians during 2008-2011. He was the first base coach for the Miami Marlins for the 2012 season. He was the outfield and baserunning coordinator for the Washington Nationals for the 2017 season.
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