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Former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach Lee Tinsley lifeless at 53

Former Major League Baseball participant Lee Tinsley handed away on Thursday on the age of 53. 

Tinsley died in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is survived by his three kids.

During his 5 seasons within the massive leagues, Tinsley, an outfielder, performed for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies. 

The Mariners and Reds confirmed Tinsley’s passing.

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Lee Tinsley #5 of the Montreal Expos looks on during a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Feb. 28, 1998.

Lee Tinsley #5 of the Montreal Expos seems on throughout a spring coaching sport in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals on the Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida, on Feb. 28, 1998.
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The Mariners tweeted: “We are saddened by the passing of former participant and first base coach Lee Tinsley, and lengthen our condolences to his household and family members.”

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Lee Tinsley of the Boston Red Sox is safe at home on a Mo Vaughn sacrifice fly against catcher Jorge Fabregas of the California Angels in the first inning 08 June at Fenway Park.

Lee Tinsley of the Boston Red Sox is secure at house on a Mo Vaughn sacrifice fly in opposition to catcher Jorge Fabregas of the California Angels within the first inning 08 June at Fenway Park.
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The Reds additionally tweeted their condolences: “The Reds mourn the lack of Lee Tinsley. ‘We are unhappy to listen to of Lee’s passing,’ VP/GM Nick Krall mentioned of Tinsley, who was the Reds’ assistant hitting coach for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. ‘Our ideas are together with his household and buddies, inside and out of doors the sport.’”

After his MLB profession got here to an finish, Tinsley hung out within the Minor Leagues with the Los Angeles Angels and Montreal Expos. 

He additionally performed within the Mexican League and the Western Baseball League. 

Lee Tinsley #29 of the Boston Red Sox looks on before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 25, 1995, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lee Tinsley #29 of the Boston Red Sox seems on earlier than a baseball sport in opposition to the Baltimore Orioles on June 25, 1995, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Tinsley served as a coach throughout the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Angels, Mariners and Reds’ organizations.

Tinsley was chosen eleventh total within the first spherical of the 1987 novice draft by the Oakland Athletics. 

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