Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The Boston Red Sox named Greg Colbrunn as the
club's new hitting coach on Wednesday.
The 43-year-old Colbrunn spent the past six years with the Yankees' Single-A
Charleston affiliate, serving five seasons as the team's hitting coach from
2007-09 and 2011-12, and one campaign as the club's manager in 2010.
Colbrunn played 13 years in the big leagues and won a World Series with the
Diamondbacks in 2001. He hit .289 with 98 homers and 422 RBI in 992 career
games with the Expos (1992-93), Marlins (1994-96), Twins (1997), Braves
(1997-98), Rockies (1998), Diamondbacks (1999-2002, '04) and Mariners (2003)
while appearing primarily at first base.
"Greg's success as a hitting coach and his experiences as a Major League
player make him a strong addition to the Red Sox coaching staff," Red Sox
manager John Farrell said.
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