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Red Sox hire Greg Colbrunn as new hitting coach

Nov 28, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

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Greg Colbrunn, who played 13 seasons in the majors for seven different teams, has been hired as the Red Sox’s new hitting coach.

Colbrunn retired after the 2004 season and the right-handed hitting first baseman never played for the Red Sox, but has spent the past three years coaching in the Yankees’ minor-league system.

He beat out Red Sox minor league hitting coordinator Victor Rodriguez, former Diamondbacks hitting coach Rick Schu, and Braves assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher for the job and replaces Dave Magadan, who left Boston to take the same gig in Texas.

  1. bostonboy82 - Nov 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    Oh perfect!! Everything is in place now!! Ben you’ve out done yourself, take the winter off. Look out AL east, the sox and our new coaching staff are gonna tear it up in 2013….

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 28, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      I saw the sarcasm font.

  2. rollinghighwayblues - Nov 28, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    For whatever reason, my older brother always found it hilarious to walk up to a bartender and ask for a “Greg Colbrunn” and see the barkeeps reaction. And now the man behind the non-existant beverage is the hitting coach of my favorite team. I’m sure he’ll get a kick out of that.

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