Found October 19, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
The Texas Rangers have hired Dave Magadan as their new hitting coach. Magadan will replace Scott Coolbaugh, who has been the team's hitting coach for the last 1 seasons. Coolbaugh will be offered a job within the organization. Texas general manager Jon Daniels said last week the club was still deciding the status of its big-league coaching staff. Magadan had been the Boston hitting coach since 2007 and worked under both Terry Francona and Bobby Valentine. Magadan played 16 seasons in the majors, including two with Oakland in 1997 and 1998 when Texas manager Ron Washington was a coach for the Athletics. He last played in 2001 and began his coaching career as San Diego's minor league hitting instructor in 2002 and spent four years as the Padres hitting coach. Coolbaugh replaced Thad Bosley last June and the Rangers went on to lead the majors in batting average and finishing third in runs scored and slugging percentage. Texas hit .294 after Coolbaugh took over last year. The R...
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