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Tim Laker
Born: November 27, 1969 (1969-11-27) (age 40)
Encino, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 18, 1992 for the Montreal Expos
Last MLB appearance
June 18, 2006 for the Cleveland Indians
Career statistics
Batting average     .226
Home runs     11
Runs batted in     79
Career highlights and awards
  • 1994 - Triple-A All-Star C, International League All-Star C

Timothy John Laker (born November 27, 1969 in Encino, California) is a minor league baseball coach and a former Major League Baseball catcher. He attended Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, California and Oxnard Community College in Oxnard, California.


Professional career

During his professional baseball career, Laker played for the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Montreal Expos, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He last played professional baseball with the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in 2006.

After retiring, he was named named the new manager for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Single-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, according to on January 5, 2007. Citing health concerns related to colitis, Laker gave up managing and is now working as a roving catching instructor for Cleveland.[1]

Mitchell Report

He was named in the George J. Mitchell Report, which detailed anabolic steroid use in MLB, on December 13, 2007. As a current ball club employee, Laker was required to consent to an interview, in which he admitted to purchasing Deca-Durabolin and testosterone from Kirk Radomski from 1995 to 1999. Laker claimed he was introduced to Radomski by teammate David Segui. [2] In March 2008, Laker admitted regretting his decision to take performance enhancing drugs stating:

I made a poor decision, a mistake, and all I can do is ask for forgiveness and move on.

—Tim Laker, ESPN: March 2, 2008.[3]

Managerial career

During the 2009/2010 off-season Laker was named the manager of the Double-A West Tenn Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League.[4]

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