Padres Promote Valentin To 1st Base Coach

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 7:46 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO, Calf. (21Alive) - Fort Wayne TinCaps manager Jose Valentin has been promoted to first base coach for the San Diego Padres, the Padres organization announced Monday.

Valentin, 44, spent two seasons in Fort Wayne with a 141-138 record. He coached the TinCaps to the 2012 Midwest League Championship series.

Valentin played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues for 4 different teams.

The Padres plan to replace Valentin from within the franchise, the club says.

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