Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/8/12
The Red Sox could be looking at a former Yankee to turn around their fortunes. ESPNBoston.com reports the Red Sox had preliminary talks with ex-Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez for the hitting coach vacancy. A day earlier, Boston skipper John Farrell expressed interest in possibly hiring two hitting coaches. The candidates would be replacing Dave Magadan, who took the same position with the Rangers after six seasons with the Red Sox. In 16 seasons in Major League Baseball, Martinez unloaded 339 home runs and 1,271 RBIs while hitting .271. He’s a two-time All-Star and nearly captured the AL MVP award in 1997, when he belted 44 homers, 141 RBIs and had a .296 average. Martinez spent the majority of his career –– seven seasons to be exact –– with the Yankees. The 44-year-old also made stops with the Mariners, Cardinals and Rays before returning to New York for one last season in 2005. During his time with the Yankees, Martinez was part of four World Series championship teams. In retirement, he’s served as a special assistant to the Yankees while doing television work as an analyst for the YES Network. In a conference call on Wednesday, Farrell said he planned on interviewing candidates for the hitting coach job this weekend.
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