Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/7/12
The Texas Rangers have settled on a new accountabilitypartner for outfielder Josh Hamilton, general manager Jon Daniels announced on Tuesday. Shayne Kelley, who has no history with Hamilton, has been tabbed to take overthat job in his position as a major league staff assistant. The need for an accountability partner for Hamilton is critical givenHamiltons alcohol relapse last week. Kelley has a history of working at both the collegiate and high school level.He did spend three years in the Kansas City organization as a minor leaguestrength and conditioning coach. He has also worked with the college baseballprograms at Samford and Alabama as well as Athletes in Action. His last job wasa high school coach. Kelley is replacing Johnny Narron, who handled the role from the time Hamiltonwas traded from Cincinnati to Texas in 2007. Narron left the Rangers last yearto take the hitting coach job with Milwaukee. The Rangers looked like they had a replacement for Narron in place last monthin Michael Dean Chadwick, Hamiltons father-in-law. Chadwick decided not totake the job because he wanted to spend more time with his family in NorthCarolina. Hamilton said last month he wasnt sure he needed an accountability partner butwould have one if the team felt it was necessary. Kelley has already traveled with Hamilton to New York as the All-Staroutfielder, who has had two relapses since 2009, met with doctors for bothMajor League Baseball and the players association.
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