Born: October 24, 1977
Deck returns for his fifth season as the Orioles' bullpen catcher. Prior to joining the Orioles, he served as hitting coach for the 2007 Frontier League champion Windy City ThunderBolts and was an assistant coach at Oglethorpe University and assistant coach and sports information coordinator at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., in 2006.
A 1998 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, where he was a GTE Academic All-America and All-Sooner Athletic Conference catcher, Deck played seven seasons of pro ball, including two seasons in the Tampa Bay organization (2002-03), spending time at Princeton and Hudson Valley in the New-York Penn League, Class A Charleston and Bakersfield and Double-A Orlando. He also played five years in the independent leagues.