Nationals Roster & Staff

Joe Dillon #25

Dillon returns to the organization for which he made his coaching debut, as he rejoins the Nationals organization after two seasons as the Miami Marlins' Minor League hitting coordinator...Dillon served as the hitting coach with Triple- A Syracuse from 2014-15 where he tutored eventual Major Leaguers Michael A. Taylor, Trea Turner, Brian Goodwin, and Steven Souza Jr., among others.

PLAYING CAREER
Dillon enjoyed a 12-year professional career as a utility infielder, spending time in the Tampa Bay (2009-10), Milwaukee (2007-08), Florida (2004-05), Minnesota (2002) and Kansas City (1997-01) organizations...He made his Major League debut on May 18, 2005 as a member of the Florida Marlins, replacing Mike Lowell at third base...Dillon played in 137 games over four Major League seasons with the Marlins, Brewers and Rays...In 2004 he was named Florida Marlins Minor League Player of the Year...He was selected by the Royals in the seventh round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.

PERSONAL
Born in Modesto, Calif., Dillon first attended Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College before finishing his collegiate career at Texas Tech University...In his senior season of 1997, Dillon set a Texas Tech record with 33 home runs as he played a key role in the Red Raiders securing the inaugural Big 12 regular season title...He was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and an All-American in 1997 and in 2008, he was inducted into the Texas Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.