Returns for his eighth season as a member of the Tigers coaching staff in 2013, his seventh as the club's hitting coach ... a veteran of 33 years in professional baseball, he served as the Tigers bullpen coach in 2006 after being named to Jim Leyland's staff on October 11, 2005 ... Served as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates for five seasons (2001-05) before joining the Tigers...served as a coach for the National League squad at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in 2003 at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field ... Following his playing career, he began his coaching career as the Pirates roving minor league hitting instructor in 1996 ...spent the next four seasons (1997-2000) as the club's major league hitting coach ... Managed Lancaster in the California Fall League following the 1999 season, leading the club to the league's championship...served as the manager for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League following the 2000 season until he resigned from that post on November 1, one week after being named the Pirates manager
His playing career spanned 16 seasons (1980-95) after he was selected in the eighth round of the June 1980 draft by the New York Mets...saw action at the major league level with the Cincinnati Reds (1987-88), Chicago Cubs (1989-90) and Pirates (1990-94) ... Was a member of four division-winning clubs with the Cubs (1989) and Pirates (1990-92)...owns a .625 batting average (10x16) in 11 games during his three appearances in the National League Championship Series ... Graduated from Roosevelt High School in Indiana in 1977, where he was an all-state selection in baseball...played baseball at Valparaiso University ... Participated in the 1971 Little League World Series and earned the nickname "Legendary Lloyd" after hitting five home runs in five swings and drawing five intentional walks for his Gary, IN team...as a pitcher in that same series, he fanned 12 batters in eight innings of the championship game against Tainan City, Taiwan -- was enshrined in the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum's Hall of Excellence in Williamsport, PA on August 26, 2006
Actively participates in Play Baseball Detroit, attended "Keeping Kids in the Game" and participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan ... He and his wife Ingrid reside in Chesterton, IN during the off-season...the couple has two children, daughter Schenell (4/9/83) and son Bo (10/4/87)...Bo was selected by the Tigers in the 39th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.