Russell Triplett, a two-year starting shortstop that batted .312 over his four-year career with the Tigers from 2001-04, has been hired as the team's new graduate assistant coach.
Triplett spent 2005 as a player in the New York Mets farm system. In 43 games with the Class-A Hagerstown (Md.) Suns in the South Atlantic League, Triplett batted .265. He played the last three weeks with the Double-A Binghamton (N.Y.) Mets, where he hit .333 in 18 games.
While at Clemson, Triplett played in 222 games and started in 178 of them, including 125 at shortstop over his last two seasons. Triplett also was a two-time second-team All-ACC selection and a two-time team captain.
As a junior at Brookland-Cayce High school, Triplett was the consensus Class AAA state player of the year, after leading his team to the state title.
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